Why Does My Denture Need to be Relined?

Do you wear dentures? Have you noticed that your dentures do not fit as well as they once did? Although uncomfortable, ill-fitting dentures are not uncommon. In fact, patients who wear traditional dentures will need to have their dentures relined every few years. This is because once teeth are lost, the mouth will slowly change…

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Receding Gums: Are dental implants still an option?

Receding gums don’t merely detract from the smile. They can also delay a patient’s ability to have desired dental work, such as dental implant placement, completed. This condition is often an indicator of gum disease, and receded gum tissue leaves important structures underneath exposed, which also complicates dental implant placement. When the gum tissue at…

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Achieve a Full Mouth Restoration with Same Day Dentures

Many edentulous patients don’t realize that they can fully restore their smiles in a single day, but it’s true. Same day dentures can help patients who have experienced tooth loss to smile with confidence once again within a short treatment time frame. Same day dentures involve a denture that is supported by dental implants. Those…

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The Origin of Dental Implants

The idea of replacing absent teeth with some sort of stand-in that replicates a biological tooth’s structure originated with ancient societies like the Mayans and the Egyptians. Those devices were made of more rudimentary materials, like ivory or shells, but today’s dental implants are made of metals, typically titanium, which have qualities that allow bone…

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Why do dentures lose their fit?

Affordable dentures are a good option for edentulous patients to restore their smiles, but patients often find that conventional dentures tend to lose their fit over time. That phenomenon occurs due to jawbone resorption, which slowly occurs after tooth loss. As the jawbone wears away, its contour changes. As a result, the original affordable dentures…

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My Denture is Cracked – What should I do?

When a denture is cracked or otherwise damaged, you must pursue denture repair to correct the problem. A cracked denture can no longer function properly. Patients should also keep in mind that the need for denture repair presents an opportunity to upgrade your conventional appliance with dental implants. When an oral surgeon places dental implants…

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Dental Implants vs. Dentures: A Comparison

When patients lose teeth, replacing them is important to maintaining a healthy mouth. Without teeth, it is difficult to eat and speak, and lost teeth can lead to bone atrophy in the jaw. The most common methods for replacing missing teeth involve the use of custom-fitted traditional dentures or the placement of dental implants. Each…

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Dental Implants: Will my replacement teeth look natural?

When a patient must replace a missing tooth, preserving a lifelike appearance with a prosthetic tooth is often a priority. While bridges and dentures sometimes fall short in this aspect, dental implants often come close to replicating a biological tooth (or teeth). Dental implants are structurally quite similar to biological teeth, and this translates to…

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New Dentures and Still Not Smiling?

Have you recently received a set of dentures and feel that your replacement teeth lack stability? Perhaps you worry that your dentures may slide through your mouth when eating. If your current set of dentures lack the stability and support you need, there exist alternatives to replacing missing teeth. Our oral surgeon offers dental implants…

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Dental Implants and Denture Stability

One drawback of dentures, whether they are full or partial dentures, is the tendency of the appliance to lose its fit over time. This occurs because the shape of the jaw changes after tooth loss. When the teeth’s roots are no longer available to serve as anchors, the jawbone wears away over time. When an…

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