Archives by Tag 'dentures'

The Art (and Science) of Removable Dentures

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11/07/2012
Not all dentures are created equal. In fact, the process of fabricating and fitting quality dentures is a blend of science and art in which several people have important roles to play. The stars of this show include our clinical staff, the dental laboratory technician — and you, the denture more...

All About Removable Dentures

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11/05/2012
In the United States today, some 26% of adults between 65 and 74 have lost all of their teeth; many more have partial tooth loss. Besides having a negative impact on an individual's self-image, missing teeth can also lead to nutritional problems, and even systemic health disorders. Removable dentures are more...

Understanding the Role of Removable Partial Dentures

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02/05/2010
While many people are satisfied with their removable partial dentures (RPD), thinking of them as a transitional stepping-stone towards a longer-term, non-removable alternative is the best plan of action for obtaining optimal oral health. One reason for replacing your RPD is that research dating as far back as the 1960s more...

Different Types of Dental Implants

dental implants

02/03/2010
In addition to more than 40 different types of traditional or standard dental implants, there are now mini and even micro-mini implants; thus you can easily see the importance of understanding your options when talking to your dentist about your specific needs. From single and multi-tooth replacements to different combinations more...

Are Immediate Dentures a Solution?

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02/03/2010
Time to remove all those bad teeth? Immediate dentures are a solution, but the transition can be emotional as well as physical. However, immediate dentures can provide a wonderful interim, if not a final tooth replacement. Prior to making final decisions your dentist can verify there are no other underlying more...

A New Standard of Care: Lower Jaw Implant

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02/02/2010
The lack of teeth or an ill-fitted denture can be far more detrimental to your overall health than most people can imagine. It can have a horrific impact on your self-confidence, your ability to speak clearly, and leave you with serious nutritional disadvantages. These troubling issues are the reasons behind more...

George Washington had Wooden Teeth – True or False?

Fun Dental Facts

01/30/2010
False — though, our first U.S. president did indeed have several sets of false teeth. Washington's dental problems are well documented beginning in his early adulthood. By age 47, when he became president, he had only one natural tooth left. His diaries contain numerous references to bouts of toothache, and more...