20 Jun

Dentures or Implants? Weighing the Options

There are more options now than ever before for people with missing teeth. Most people with missing teeth have traditionally restored their smile with a partial or full denture, yet more and more people are opting for dental implants. What is the difference, and how do you choose?

Convenience

Having dental implants is much more convenient than having dentures. With dental implants, you never have to worry about a change in fit that can occur over time, leaving your mouth uncomfortable or even in pain. Yet with dentures, you can simply take them out when they need to be cleaned instead of the more complex care routine for dental implants. Both have their points of convenience, although dental implants take longer to complete. Read More

10 Jun

Your First Dentures: What You Need to Know

Getting dentures for the first time can give you some mixed feelings. While it never feels good to know that your teeth could not be kept, it can be exciting to know that you will be able to eat more normally and enjoy some of your favorite foods once more. But wearing dentures isn’t as easy as being able to eat whatever you want. Here are some things you need to know about wearing dentures for the first time.

Gums Take Time to Heal

Your gums will take a lot of time to fully heal and shrink. Over the first year after getting your dentures, your gums will continue to shrink. As this happens, your dentures will become loose fitting. It is important to get regular adjustments and new soft-liners as your gums change, so that you will be able to comfortably wear and eat with your dentures. Read More

20 May

Which Dentures are Best for You?

Adult teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but that doesn’t mean they always do. Injury, illness, and decay can all lead to teeth falling out of or being removed from the mouth. If you are living without a full set of teeth, you understand how frustrating and even embarrassing it can be. You may find that it’s difficult to eat certain foods, and you may become uncomfortable in social situations. Read More

20 May

The Importance of Dental Implants to Your Jaw Bone

dental implants1There’s no hiding or denying that losing teeth or coping with decayed, broken teeth is painful and embarrassing. But many people don’t realize just how dangerous it is, either. At dental implants become more popular compared to the old standby of dentures, dentists are working to educate the public and help them understand why implants can provide so many benefits to those with teeth problems.

How Implants Work

Dental implants can be done on one single tooth or an entire mouth that has suffered such significant damage that all teeth need to be extracted. As long as you are in good health and are willing to quit smoking if necessary, you are a candidate to receive implants. The implants are placed using a different process based on the condition of your mouth. If you only need one tooth replaced, the implant itself is placed into your gums and joins with a crown that looks exactly like a normal tooth. If you need multiple teeth replaced, the same process is done using two implants to join a bridge (multiple crowns, or teeth, linked together) so your new implanted teeth still look natural and realistic. Read More

20 Mar

The Perks of Non-Metal Crowns and Bridges

dental implantsIf you have severely broken and decaying teeth, you will need crowns and bridges to keep your mouth in-tact. Metal crowns and bridges used to be the automatic choice for such procedures, but today dentists are moving away from the use of metal and using genuine porcelain instead.

The Move Away From Metal

Cosmetic dentistry was hardly an industry at all until the last few decades, and shows like Extreme Makeover have helped people across the nation realize the miraculous potential for cosmetic dentistry to transform a person’s appearance. As more and more attention is placed on attractive cosmetic dentistry options, dentists are beginning to use ceramic bridges and crowns instead of the metal that used to be so common. Read More

21 Apr

Why Dental Implants are the Better Choice

dental implantsAmong the dental problems that older adults are faced with, is missing teeth. This can be a source of embarrassment and could even lead to difficulty in eating, smiling and speaking. Fortunately, a permanent solution to the problem of tooth loss is available in the form of dental implants. Especially for people who miss several teeth, dental implants can be the best choice. There are many fantastic reasons why dental implants are the most preferred choice for people who want to deal with lost teeth. Read More

14 Apr

What You Should Know about Dentures

denturesA common method for replacing missing teeth in this day and age is through the use of dentures. Bridges are more of a permanent option since they are attached to the teeth. Dentures provide a good alternative for replacing missing teeth and they can be removed, therefore giving the user absolute power and control of their smile.

Most people lose their teeth due to tooth decay, injury, trauma or gum disease. Whatever the reason for loosing ones teeth, it should not be a permanent condemnation to living a life of despair. Replacing missing teeth gives one an elevated sense of self-esteem and restores a healthy smile.  Read More