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All About Dentures

Posted on 4/26/2021 by Front Desk
Don't think you're alone if you are suffering from tooth loss. Nearly 200 million Americans are missing one tooth at least, and more than 35 million have lost all their teeth. The process of replacing your natural teeth can be a difficult one, but at the Dental Implant Center at Walnut Creek, we are committed to helping restore your natural smile without any complications. Dentures are the ideal solution for people who have suffered gum disease, tooth decay, or a traumatic injury that has caused them to lose some or all of their teeth. The best part about dentures is that they help enhance the oral health, overall appearance, and quality of life of a patient. What Are Dentures? Dentures are removable appliances custom-made to replace missing teeth. They can be taken out or put into the mouth quickly and are an excellent option for individuals who want something more cost-effective than dental implants. Dentures are designed to fit naturally into a patient's smile and are completely similar to natural, healthy teeth. That is the reason why more and more people are shifting towards dentures as a treatment for missing or broken teeth. The best part about dentures is the ease you get in wearing them since they can be removed from the mouth when you are sleeping. Different Types of Dentures Dentures come in various types, and the two main types you should know about are partial dentures and full dentures. Partial dentures are suitable when you are missing some teeth, and full dentures are for people who are missing all of their teeth. Dentures are generally made from acrylic resin or porcelain. If you're looking for dentures that resemble natural teeth, porcelain dentures are the obvious choice, but their only downside is that they can get damaged easily. On the other hand, acrylic resin dentures are less expensive and weigh less, making them the ideal option for partial dentures. If you want to learn more about dentures, then get in touch with us at (925) 266-3550to schedule a consultation today....
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What if my Dental Bridge is Loose Should I Get it Fixed?

Posted on 4/12/2021 by Front Desk
When patients weigh their artificial tooth options, there are so many available treatments it can be overwhelming. For those who are dealing with tooth loss for the first time, their decision can be a lot of guesswork even with the benefit of professional guidance. Due to them being unfamiliar with the nuances of wearing a dental appliance to fill the vacated gap, they might not know the telltale signs of when to come in to see us and when not to. When to Come in A conservative artificial tooth solution, a bridge is a custom dental appliance which bridges a space once occupied by natural teeth. The teeth on either side of the space act as an anchor point to secure the bridge in place. While it is considered a permanent artificial tooth restoration, it can come loose over time. Patients typically complain about bite problems or over sensitivity to temperature changes in food and beverages. There may be a slight bit of movement with the bridge too. When a bridge becomes loose, it can create a small space beneath where bacteria can collect creating a potential for decay. While a loose bridge is not considered an emergency, it does warrant the attention of a professional. Patients should not attempt to repair their loose bridges at home. Consequences of a Loose Bridge There are two main concerns when a bridge becomes loose. One is the possibility of damaging the actual appliance by biting incorrectly on it. While it is sturdy, it can be damaged if not properly used. The other concern is an injury to the oral cavity. A loose appliance can rub or irritate the gums or in some cases even cut the soft tissue. This can create the need for more invasive treatments to repair the damage. This can create an increased investment in money and time to the patient to get it taken care of. However, we want to make sure that you do not have an additional investment due to a loose bridge and we can help guide you through proper care of the dental bridges at your next visit....
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Psychological Impact of Tooth loss

Posted on 3/22/2021 by Front Desk
Losing a tooth can be traumatic on many levels. Looking strictly at the physical aspect of things, tooth loss can be extremely painful. Since tooth loss requires a significant alteration in the way you eat and chew food, there are going to be major changes in your diet and dieting habits. Research in this regard has proven that tooth loss can cause intense distress and emotions, both mentally and physically. In many pre-historic cultures and societies, tooth loss was viewed as a normal part of life without any major repercussions. But, with the more modern and contemporary advancements in prosthodontics, every individual expects to have a full set of teeth at all times. When that fails to happen, people can end up being disappointed and show their resentment through different means. A Confidence Problem Tooth loss is a more common instance today than what most people can imagine. In fact, over a 100 million people in America alone are missing at least one of their natural pearly white teeth. While some people aren't affected by the loss, there are others that take the loss seriously and are gripped by confidence problems. Tooth loss can often be considered as a disconnection from one's own body and can eventually lead to a dramatic drop in the happiness felt by an individual, and the confidence they show in their own abilities. Besides just the basic concerns over their physical appearance, people with tooth loss even stop eating in public places. They shy away from smiling in front of the public and can disrupt their intimacy in life by avoiding kissing. Everyday activities become harder to manage and the psychological distress of tooth loss can kill their quality of life. If you're looking for a consultation, you can visit us at the Dental Implant Center at Walnut Creek or call us at (925) 266-3550....
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All Posts:

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
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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