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What is Denture Relining?
Posted on 11/25/2018 by Front Desk
Dentures are an affordable and good way to replace lost teeth. Whether a person requires a full or a partial denture, it is one way to help overall oral health. But dentures are not perfect. Cover time they can change. The gums and the shape or contour of the mouth can also change. All of this can lead to problems that make dentures uncomfortable or that cause more damage to the gums. Denture relining can help with the problems that dentures present. The Purpose of Denture ReliningBecause the shape and control of the gums and dentures can change over time, they do not always fit the way they should. Dentures that do not fit properly can damage the gums and lead to problems with the gums including gum disease. Gaps between the dentures and the gums because they no longer fit properly can create a place for bacteria to grow. Denture relining is an option that helps restore the proper fit of the dentures. It presents an affordable option to replacing the dentures entirely. Two Options There are two options for denture relining. They are a soft relining and a hard relining. It is a good idea to understand the differences between the two options. It is not a good idea to ignore dentures that do not fit properly. A denture reline can offer the best solution. If you have an interest in this or any other dental topic, contact our office to schedule an appointment today....

How to Pick the Perfect Dental Crown
Posted on 11/15/2018 by Front Desk
Many people love to shop. They want to find the perfect thing at the right price for many objects. When it comes to dental crowns, people may not think they can look at different options. They do not realize that there are different types of crowns for them to choose from. It is time to learn how to find the best crown for you. Different Types of CrownsThere are four different types of crowns for people to choose from. The types of crowns differ on their use, the way they look, the cost and the amount of time they will last. Choosing the right crown starts with understanding the different types. Making the decision for what type of crown will depend on the budget you have and the look you want. Some may like the idea of a showy gold tooth, while others will want something that blends in with their natural teeth. The strength of the crown and the cost of the crown are other factors in the decision. These are the things to consider when choosing the right crown. For more information about this contact our offices to schedule an appointment....

How to Get Used to Brand New Dentures
Posted on 10/25/2018 by Front Desk
For people who have lost their teeth due to one reason or another, dentures are a great solution that can help to give them back their smile and self-confidence. However, getting used to brand new dentures is not an easy thing, and most patients have trouble doing things like talking, laughing, and eating after getting dentures. Fortunately, these challenges are only temporary, and once you get used to them, it will be just like they are not there. If you have recently gotten dentures, or are thinking about getting them, below are a few tips on how to adjust to them. Have Realistic ExpectationsYour brand new dentures will feel like foreign objects in your mouth, and there might even be some discomfort. Due to this, most people want to get used to them as soon as possible and get back to normal. However, adjusting to new dentures is all about patience, and slow and steady is what will work. So, you should set realistic expectations, and not try to rush the process. Practice Eating at HomeBefore your mouth gets used to the dentures, eating will be a bit challenging, and it can be quite embarrassing when eating in public. Therefore, before you start eating in social situations, it is advisable to practice eating at home where there is no risk of embarrassing yourself. Practice eating with various types of food, starting off with soft foods and then progressing to the tough food. Once you are comfortable with your dentures, you can now start to enjoy eating in public. Practice SpeakingJust like with eating, speaking will be another challenge when you get your new dentures. You should therefore practice your speech as often as possible until you are comfortable. Some of the ways you can practice your speech include by reading books out loud and singing. Let Us Help You Get Used to Your New DenturesBrand new dentures can cause some discomfort to your mouth, and make simple tasks such as eating, speaking, and laughing a bit challenging. However, the discomfort is usually temporary and fades after a while. However, if you notice any problems such as prolonged discomfort and soreness, be sure to get in touch with us, your dentists, and let us help you....

All Posts:

What is Denture Relining?
How to Pick the Perfect Dental Crown
How to Get Used to Brand New Dentures
How Long Do Dentures Typically Last?
Who is the Best Candidate for Implant Surgery?
Top 3 Myths About Getting Root Canals
What Wears Down Dental Bonding?
Swelling and Dentures - What You Need to Know
Is There Any Special Trick to Protecting Dental Bonding?
Do Your Dentures Suffer When You Grind Your Teeth?
What Can Cause Denture Sores?
Ways of Keeping Veneers as Long as Possible
Foods That Can Hurt Your Mouth Following Dental Implant Placement
Danger of Trying to Wear Dry Dentures
Why Partial Dentures Need Support to Stay In Place
How Long Does it Take to Adjust to New Dentures?
How Partial Dentures Are Held In Place
Do You Need an Overdenture?
Top 3 Reasons to Consider Dental Bonding
Things to Avoid Eating After Dental Implant Surgery
Can You Get Benefits from Dentures and Implants At the Same Time?
Can Denture Cements Hurt Your Gums?
What Things Can Stain Your Dental Bonding?
What Makes Gold Ideal For Dental Crowns?
Who Should Not Get Dental Implants?
Who is Most at Risk for a Dental Allergy?
What Happens to Your Gums When You Take Your Dentures Out?
What Can't You Eat with Dentures?
Signs of an Oral Appliance Allergy to Be Watchful Of
Knowing When Your Dentures Need to be Realigned
Adjusting After a Dental Crown Placement
Why Wisdom Teeth Don't Need Replacing but Other Teeth Do
Dentures Can Wreak Havok on Your Gums If You Aren't Careful
Dental Implants Can Keep You Looking and Feeling Young
Helping Elderly People Care for Their Aging Teeth
Dental Crowns Can Come Loose - How to Protect Your Teeth
When Your Prosthodontist Will Need to Trim Down Your Tooth
What Makes Custom Dentures Different?
When Crowns Should be Used Instead of Fillings
Signs of a Denture Allergy
How a Crown Gets Placed After a Root Canal
Caring for Dental Bonding to Help Them Last
What You Should Expect During a Bridge Consult
Do You Need a Night Mouth Guard?
How to Keep Your Gums Healthy When You Wear Dentures
How to Care for Dental Bonding
Common Symptoms of Ill-Fitting Dentures
Bruxism and Dentures - Be On the Lookout
Proper Denture Care is Imperative for Good Oral Health
Getting Your Dentures to Stay in Place
What to Expect during Your First 30 Days with Dentures

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