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Latest Posts:

Longevity and Maintenance of Dental Prostheses

Posted on 2/15/2024 by Weo Admin
Dental prostheses like crowns, bridges, dentures, and implants beautifully restore your natural smile. But did you know maintaining them well can improve how long they last? By partnering with your prosthodontist on care and upkeep, you will enjoy these restorations for many years of healthy functioning. Lasting Durability Is Possible The modern dental materials and innovative fabrication methods of today produce precise-fitting prostheses with exceptional strength. This high built-in durability means custom restorations can serve long-term. In fact, the latest porcelain crowns have an average lifespan ranging from 10-30 years! And with proper home care and regular dental checkups, your restorations can thrive at the upper end of those projections. Preventative Care Is Key Practicing consistent oral hygiene protects prostheses and natural teeth, too. Brush gently twice daily with desensitizing toothpaste. Use recommended cleaning tools to clear debris from prosthesis cracks, metal clasps, or exposed margins prone to plaque buildup. Also, do not forget to floss daily using products designed for wider dental workspaces. This removes clinging particles that rinsing misses. You will also want to get professional cleanings every six months. Address Problems Promptly Despite diligent care, problems such as loosening, fracture, or wear occasionally arise. Do not ignore seemingly minor issues, as they can lead to bigger complications, causing unnecessary replacement. Instead, call our office promptly if you experience anything concerning so it can be assessed. Promptly addressing any small issues that arise can help prevent more significant problems requiring extensive repairs or even complete replacements down the road. Adjust Habits Causing Excess Wear Habitual teeth grinding or clenching accelerates prosthesis wear. Noticeable smoothing or thinning warrants evaluation for causative conditions. Treatments like bite splints can curb harmful habits, preserving prosthesis integrity. Establishing balanced occlusion also minimizes excessive grinding pressures during function. Partnering with our prosthodontist on tailored preventative care offers the best assurance for long-lasting prosthesis functioning. By combining this with attentive monitoring and prompt repair of problems, achieving 20+ years of comfortable service is absolutely attainable. Contact us today to optimize your custom restoration lifespans!...
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Latest Trends in Dental Ceramics for Crowns and Bridges

Posted on 2/2/2024 by Weo Admin
When getting crowns or bridges, the ceramics your prosthodontist uses can greatly impact aesthetics and longevity outcomes. Here, we discuss some of the hottest material innovations you may choose from that your dental restoration specialist has available. Lithium Disilicate Remains a Top Choice for Crowns Many dental pros still rely on lithium disilicate as an all-purpose crown and thin veneer material. With its unmatched strength, optical clarity nearly matching natural dentition, and seamless bonding potential, this glass ceramic sets the standards for longevity and lifelike translucency. Through advanced milling, staining, and glazing techniques, these modern lithium crowns achieve incredible realism. Zirconia Offers a More Durable Bridge Option Metal-free zirconia ceramics make the most durable material choice for multi-unit bridges. This high-performance ceramic boasts incredible stain, decay, and fracture resistance. With their customized shading and detailed structural framework design, full-zirconia bridges can closely mimic natural teeth while also proving longer lasting. Mixing Materials for Strength and Aesthetics Technical advances allow the combination of zirconia and lithium disilicate ceramics for increased bridge durability with maintained aesthetics. The prosthodontist may fuse a strong zirconia substructure to a cosmetically optimized lithium disilicate biting surface. This takes advantage of the strength of each material for a more resilient and natural-looking restoration. PFM Bridges Still Offer Reliability While metal-based porcelain fused-to-metal (PFM) bridges may seem dated, they should not be discounted. Meticulous alloy selection helps minimize visible darkness at the gum line. Plus, years of dental laboratory expertise in PFM design and fabrication make this bridge type a sound choice where high function takes priority over perfect aesthetics. Discuss Your Unique Case When planning crowns or bridges to replace your missing teeth, consult with our prosthodontics specialist on how current ceramics innovations may benefit your unique smile goals, chewing needs, and financial reality. Together, we can determine if the latest material tech trends align with what matters for your oral health and confidence. Schedule your consultation to learn more about your options today....
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Orthodontic surgery, airway dimensions and breathing patterns

Posted on 1/15/2024 by Weo Admin
You might be tempted to think that your teeth only play an aesthetic function, it is true, but they are also responsible for the articulation of consonants through airflow obstruction. Orthodontic aligners and other fixed appliances affect speech in the following ways. Airway dimensions and breathing patterns There is a significant relationship between respiratory functions and dentofacial structures. Sleep apnea is one of the effects of constricted airways. Correction of skeletal and dental problems can help to cure such conditions. Orthodontia aims at correcting the dental-facial aesthetics and achieving normal oral function, jaw relationship, and occlusal contact of teeth. Initially, orthodontists treated the function and the form of teeth in children and adults optimizing life. However, this procedure was based on teeth, and the airway was ignored. The nasal airway requires adequate anatomical dimensions for the pharyngeal airspace to work perfectly. Patients with nasal breathing problems might have pathway issues. Our dentists can help you eradicate such respiratory obstructions with proper surgery. Diagnosis and treatment are done at the hospital during frequent dental checkups and necessary treatments are administered. This can help boost the stability and functional balance in the orthodontic treatments that might have brought up such issues. Benefits of airway orthodontics [[H2: Prevention]]]It helps in preventing excess facial growth, sleep apnea, and crooked teeth. These issues may bring about speech impairment. For instance, try pronouncing the letter "S." You will realize that there has to be contact with your teeth, that is everything about the articulation of consonants. Health During checkups, the doctors do not only look for the causes of defects but also treat them effectively. During the opening of the airways, the head posture might be affected. Orthodontics helps in addressing such issues. Integrative Integrative treatments like tongue posture are covered in these treatments. Issues with eating, breathing, body posture, airways, and sleeping problems are also addressed. We create a beautiful smile, more interesting, we also balance the facial looks creating a more attractive face. Make that call today, for treatment or consultation purposes....
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All Posts:

Longevity and Maintenance of Dental Prostheses
2/15/2024
Latest Trends in Dental Ceramics for Crowns and Bridges
2/2/2024
Orthodontic surgery, airway dimensions and breathing patterns
1/15/2024
Dental crowns and functions to teeth
1/2/2024
What Are Inlays And Onlays?
12/15/2023
Important Things To Do When A Tooth Is Chipped
11/15/2023
Caring For Your Dental Implants
11/1/2023
How Bulimia Affects the Teeth And How to Find Hope
10/31/2023
What Is Pap and Is It Safe For Whitening Procedures
10/15/2023
Prosthodontic management of oral pathology
9/25/2023
Denture Cleansers Can Help Keep Your Mouth Healthier
9/11/2023
5 Facts About Prosthodontics
8/21/2023
Partial Dentures Can Protect Your Remaining Teeth
8/7/2023
Removing Dentures Each Night Can Promote Lung Health
7/24/2023
What is Dental Cone Beam CT?
7/10/2023
What Are the Different Types of Denture Prosthesis?
6/19/2023
Neck liposuction
6/5/2023
Getting Dentures Helps Boost Your Health
5/22/2023
How Dental Bonding Can Fix Minor Issues with Your Smile
5/8/2023
Amalgams in prosthodontics
4/24/2023
3 Questions to Ask Before Committing to Prosthodontic Treatment
4/10/2023
Is It Okay To Sleep With Your Dentures In?
3/20/2023
Top Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
3/6/2023
What You Need to Know About Dental Implants
2/20/2023
Prosthodontic Treatment of Bruxism
2/6/2023
3 Qualities of a Dental Implant Candidate You Should Check
1/23/2023
Crowding and Spacing Management in Prosthodontics
1/9/2023
Why You Need to See a Prosthodontist
12/19/2022
The Benefits of Dental Implants or Prosthodontic Dentistry
12/5/2022
Understanding Denture Stomatitis and What It Means
11/21/2022
What Is Osseointegration In Dental Implants Placement?
11/7/2022
The Difference Between a Prosthodontist and a General Dentist
10/24/2022
Factors That Affect The Life Of Your Crowns
10/10/2022
What to Expect During Prosthodontic Treatment
9/19/2022
Procedures Performed by a Prosthodontist
9/5/2022
Is Using Your Teeth Roughly Likely to Chip Your Veneers?
8/22/2022
What is Prosthodontics?
8/8/2022
Facts that you should know about dental implants
7/18/2022
Advantages of prosthesis procedures
7/4/2022
Should I Get Partial Dentures?
6/20/2022
Those Darn Grey Teeth Could Be Due To Tetracycline
6/6/2022
Why Dental X Rays Are Essential For Getting Proper Dental Care?
5/23/2022
My Teeth Are Discolored By Tetracycline: Consider Porcelain Veneers
5/9/2022
Can Baking Soda Improve Our Oral Health?
4/25/2022
3 Amazing Benefits of Dental Implants
4/11/2022
Common Causes of Denture Sores
3/21/2022
Why is the All-on-4 Treatment Becoming a Popular Choice?
3/7/2022
The Benefits of Dental Crowns
2/21/2022
Is It Sinus Pressure or a Toothache?
2/7/2022
Treatment Options for Missing Teeth
1/24/2022
Are Dental Implants Cosmetic?
1/10/2022
Full Arch Dental Implants Vs. Dentures
12/23/2021
The Benefits of Implant-Retained Dentures
12/10/2021
What to Know About Getting a Partial Denture
11/22/2021
Places of Your Dentures that Are Easy to Miss When Brushing Them
11/8/2021
Procedures Prosthodontists Perform
10/25/2021
Is Dental Bonding the Best Material for a Chipped Tooth?
10/11/2021
Is Using Your Teeth Roughly Will Likely Chip Your Veneers?
9/21/2021
Are Onlays and Inlays Easily Stained?
9/6/2021
What You Can Do to Help Minimize Denture Pain?
8/23/2021
Understanding Dental Implants
8/9/2021
Do Teeth Shift Around After You Get a Dental Crown?
7/26/2021
Do Sealants Protect Against Staining, Too?
7/12/2021
Do You Need an Inlay or an Onlay For Your Teeth?
6/21/2021
Some Medications Can Impact How Dental Implants Heal
6/7/2021
How Your Mouth Adjusts to a New Dental Crown
5/24/2021
Are Dental Implants the Best Solution for You?
5/10/2021
All About Dentures
4/26/2021
What if my Dental Bridge is Loose Should I Get it Fixed?
4/12/2021
Psychological Impact of Tooth loss
3/22/2021
How to Ensure Success of Your Dental Implants?
3/8/2021
What is a Peg Tooth?
2/22/2021
Come See Us if Your Jaw Has Been Popping or Clicking
2/8/2021
We Can Make Treating Oral Cancer Easier
1/25/2021
Bone Grafts Require a Careful Recovery
1/11/2021
Is Dental Bonding Good at Fixing Dental Issues?
12/21/2020
What Makes a CEREC Crown Different?
12/7/2020
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
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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