In recent years, Care Alliance’s dental department has observed greater demand for services as well as a greater severity of oral health needs in the patients we serve. When our patients come to the first dental appointment, many have severe oral health needs, often requiring extensive extractions. While extractions are extremely important to improving health, they leave patients unable to eat solid foods, feelings of self-consciousness or shame and a higher likelihood of being passed over for work or housing opportunities.
Care Alliance recognizes the impact that dentures can have on our patients’ lives: increasing self-esteem, improving ability to eat and reducing aesthetic barriers to employment and housing. It is for this reason that Care Alliance believes in providing affordable dentures for our patients. In 2010, dentures encompassed 44% of all dental services performed.
Click below to hear Tracey’s account of the difference that restorative dental care from Care Alliance has had for her.