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How Implants and Dentures Work Together

Posted on 11/16/2020 by Front Desk
Dentures and dental implants are both artificial structures that are meant to aesthetical and functionally mimic natural teeth, with dentures being a removable option and implants being permanent. Although they may seem like two opposing options, they can actually be used in conjunction to bring about a potentially better option. Keep reading to discover how implant-retained dentures work together to provide a removable option with enhanced support. Teaming-Up For Terrific Results Dental implantation is the process of taping into the existing bone in your mouth in order to fuse it to an artificial tooth that functions just like a natural tooth, whereas dentures are a set of artificial teeth and gums that fit over your gums. Implant-retained dentures, like traditional dentures, can be removed from your mouth; however, unlike tradition dentures, they utilize implants to firmly secure the dentures in place. This can be a cost-effective solution, because the number of implants needed to secure the dentures could be significantly less than the number of implants needed to replace all of your missing teeth. Additionally, implant-retained dentures help to preserve your jaw bone density and shape more than dentures alone; this will help retain the structure of your mouth and keep you looking younger. Poorly fitting dentures lead to soreness, awkwardness while eating, trouble speaking, and the need to create a new denture that fits better; implant-retained dentures provide strong adhesion so that you can chew with confidence and save money from not having to get them refitted or frequently pay for dental pads. We hope that you have learned more about implant-retained dentures, a truly wonderful fusion of two teeth replacement structures. Please give us a call if you have any questions, or to schedule an appointment with our team. We look forward to providing you with the ideal solution that fits your unique situation....
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Brushing Teeth As a Caregiver Means Needing to Watch for Signs of Trouble

Posted on 11/9/2020 by Front Desk
The probability of having dental problems is very high for seniors, this is primarily due to the fact that they have experienced many years of wear and tear on their teeth, which can take a serious toll if they have developed certain habits. As a Caregiver, it is your job to look for common signs of problems, because they may not have the senses or physical mobility to accurately inspect themselves. Keep reading to learn more about what you should look for while taking care of someone else's teeth. What Trouble Looks Like Tooth decay is one of the most common issues facing the elderly; as people age, their enamel wears down, making it easier for cavities to develop. Their gums continue to recede as well, which leaves the roots of their teeth exposed and more susceptible to cavities and infections. Gum disease can become a serious problem; it is essential to remove the plague and kill as much acid-producing bacteria as possible. Elderly people are also more likely to develop cancer, so make sure that you are on the lookout for oral cancer; this will typically manifest itself as white or red spots in the mouth, such as on the lips or tongue. Trouble eating and speaking can be caused by several things, but make sure that it is not caused by misaligned dentures; the person you are caring for might also be experiencing pressure sores that can help you hone-in on a misalignment issue. We hope that this was helpful for you as you continue being an important part of the lives of people that depend on your great heart every day. Please call us if you have any concerns about your patients' mouth, or to schedule an appointment....
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Is Keeping Your Dentures Moist Necessary?

Posted on 10/19/2020 by Front Desk
Keeping your dentures moist is imperative if you want them to fit correctly. This means you need to soak them nightly and make sure your mouth stays moist as well. The following information will guide you so you can keep your dentures moist and functional. Why Keeping Your Dentures Moist Is Necessary If you do not keep your dentures moist, they can change shape and can irritate your gums. That is why an overnight soak is important. It is also important to keep your own mouth moist. Sip water during the day and keep your foods steamed and soft. To ensure your dentures stay moist, you need to learn more about how they are made. Most dentures feature an acrylic base that holds porcelain or plastic teeth. A chrome-cobalt or stainless-steel inner frame and clasps complete the prosthetic's design. The teeth are made so they can be kept moist by a wearer's saliva. Therefore, any type of moistness gives the teeth their individual form and shape. Keeping Dentures Moist when You Clean Them Whenever your remove your dentures overnight, clean them with a denture cleanser that removes odors and bacteria. Never use boiling water to clean germs from dentures, as the heat will warp the acrylic. If you don't soak your dentures nightly, they can become brittle and crack, and will probably need to be readjusted or replaced. Moistness is essential in maintaining a denture's shape. When soaking your dentures at night, always use room-temperature water and a commercial denture cleanser. If, at any time, you leave your dentures in the air, rehydrate them for about an hour before placing them back into your mouth. Again, to keep your dentures moist, you need to soak them properly and keep your own mouth moist. Make sure both you and your dentures are well-hydrated. Doing so with extend the life of your dentures and make it easier for you to care for them....
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All Posts:

How Implants and Dentures Work Together
11/16/2020
Brushing Teeth As a Caregiver Means Needing to Watch for Signs of Trouble
11/9/2020
Is Keeping Your Dentures Moist Necessary?
10/19/2020
Custom Dentures Can Be the Perfect Solution
10/5/2020
What to Do if a Dental Crown Comes Loose
9/21/2020
What Job Does a Bridge Actually Have for Your Mouth?
9/7/2020
How to Adjust to a New Set of Dentures
8/24/2020
Ways of Properly Caring for New Bonding
8/10/2020
What to Expect Following the Placement of a Dental Crown
7/23/2020
Reasons to Consider Upgrading Your Dentures This Year
7/7/2020
Dentures Can Be a Great Option, Even if You Are Young
6/22/2020
Tips for Caregivers Helping Someone with Dentures
6/8/2020
How Guided Tissue Regeneration Can Restore Your Gums
5/29/2020
What Are the Most Common Sources of Dental Pain?
5/15/2020
:How Teeth Grinding Can Damage Dentures
4/20/2020
Questions Most New Denture Wearers Ask Us
4/10/2020
Times Where You May Need to Have a Temporary Crown Installed
3/20/2020
Pros and Cons of Getting Overdentures
3/10/2020
How Dried Out Dentures Can Hurt Your Mouth
2/20/2020
What Is the Purpose of Brushing Your Dentures?
2/10/2020
How a Single Missing Tooth Harms Your Jaw Bone
1/20/2020
Foods that Can Cause Problems During Implant Recovery
1/10/2020
Three Reasons You Need to Upgrade Your Dentures in the Next Year
12/20/2019
Most Important Rules When Taking Care of Dentures
12/10/2019
Could a Bridge be the Right Answer for Your TMD?
11/20/2019
Common Repairs Dental Bonding Can Make
11/10/2019
Most Common Denture Mistakes New Denture Wearers Often Make
10/20/2019
How to Care for Dental Bonding So It Lasts as Long as Possible
10/10/2019
The Best Foods While Getting Used to Dentures
9/20/2019
What Do You Need to Know When Getting Used to New Dentures?
9/10/2019
How Do You Get Dentures Adjusted?
8/20/2019
Do You Need More Than Suction to Hold Dentures in Place?
8/10/2019
How Managing TMJ Pain Is Made Easier by Replacing Lost Teeth
7/20/2019
Do You Know How to Manage Denture Odors?
7/10/2019
Is Dental Bonding a Great Fix-All Solution?
6/20/2019
How Your Gums Adjust to Dental Implants
6/10/2019
Can Your Dentures Improve the Health of Your Jaw?
5/20/2019
Will Everyone Eventually Have Dentures?
5/10/2019
You Can Wear Only One Set of Dentures
4/20/2019
Why Your Dentures Make You Salivate More Than Usual
4/10/2019
Problems with Shifting Teeth After a Tooth Comes Out of Your Mouth
3/20/2019
Most Common Causes of Denture Sores
3/10/2019
Purpose of a Dental Crown Over a Tooth Following a Root Canal
2/20/2019
How to Pick the Perfect Dental Crown
2/10/2019
Make Sure to Keep Dentures Moist
1/20/2019
Loose Bridges Need Treatment Before They Cause Damage
1/10/2019
Is Denture Adhesive Your Only Option to Stabilize Your Dentures?
12/25/2018
How to Prevent Denture Halitosis
12/15/2018
What is Denture Relining?
11/25/2018
How to Pick the Perfect Dental Crown
11/15/2018
How to Get Used to Brand New Dentures
10/25/2018
How Long Do Dentures Typically Last?
10/15/2018
Who is the Best Candidate for Implant Surgery?
9/25/2018
Top 3 Myths About Getting Root Canals
9/15/2018
What Wears Down Dental Bonding?
8/23/2018
Swelling and Dentures - What You Need to Know
8/13/2018
Is There Any Special Trick to Protecting Dental Bonding?
7/20/2018
Do Your Dentures Suffer When You Grind Your Teeth?
7/10/2018
What Can Cause Denture Sores?
6/25/2018
Ways of Keeping Veneers as Long as Possible
6/15/2018
Foods That Can Hurt Your Mouth Following Dental Implant Placement
5/25/2018
Danger of Trying to Wear Dry Dentures
5/15/2018
Why Partial Dentures Need Support to Stay In Place
4/20/2018
How Long Does it Take to Adjust to New Dentures?
4/10/2018
How Partial Dentures Are Held In Place
3/23/2018
Do You Need an Overdenture?
3/13/2018
Top 3 Reasons to Consider Dental Bonding
2/23/2018
Things to Avoid Eating After Dental Implant Surgery
2/13/2018
Can You Get Benefits from Dentures and Implants At the Same Time?
1/23/2018
Can Denture Cements Hurt Your Gums?
1/13/2018
What Things Can Stain Your Dental Bonding?
12/23/2017
What Makes Gold Ideal For Dental Crowns?
12/13/2017
Who Should Not Get Dental Implants?
11/23/2017
Who is Most at Risk for a Dental Allergy?
11/13/2017
What Happens to Your Gums When You Take Your Dentures Out?
10/23/2017
What Can't You Eat with Dentures?
10/13/2017
Signs of an Oral Appliance Allergy to Be Watchful Of
9/27/2017
Knowing When Your Dentures Need to be Realigned
9/17/2017
Adjusting After a Dental Crown Placement
8/25/2017
Why Wisdom Teeth Don't Need Replacing but Other Teeth Do
8/15/2017
Dentures Can Wreak Havok on Your Gums If You Aren't Careful
7/30/2017
Dental Implants Can Keep You Looking and Feeling Young
7/23/2017
Helping Elderly People Care for Their Aging Teeth
6/25/2017
Dental Crowns Can Come Loose - How to Protect Your Teeth
6/15/2017
When Your Prosthodontist Will Need to Trim Down Your Tooth
5/27/2017
What Makes Custom Dentures Different?
5/17/2017
When Crowns Should be Used Instead of Fillings
4/27/2017
Signs of a Denture Allergy
4/17/2017
How a Crown Gets Placed After a Root Canal
3/27/2017
Caring for Dental Bonding to Help Them Last
3/17/2017
What You Should Expect During a Bridge Consult
2/27/2017
Do You Need a Night Mouth Guard?
2/17/2017
How to Keep Your Gums Healthy When You Wear Dentures
1/27/2017
How to Care for Dental Bonding
1/17/2017
Common Symptoms of Ill-Fitting Dentures
12/30/2016
Bruxism and Dentures - Be On the Lookout
12/20/2016
Proper Denture Care is Imperative for Good Oral Health
11/30/2016
Getting Your Dentures to Stay in Place
11/20/2016
Should You Do Half Implants and Half Dentures?
10/30/2016
What to Expect during Your First 30 Days with Dentures
10/20/2016
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