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Things to Avoid Eating After Dental Implant Surgery
Posted on 2/13/2018 by Front Desk
After having dental implant surgery, it is always best to wait to do many things you'd normally do. This can be everything from eating specific foods, drinking from straws and chewing gum. There will be specific instructions that are given to you once you have implant surgery. It is important that you adhere to the rules until you're approved to eat other foods. Hard FoodsHard foods are a no-no in the world of dental implants. When you first have the implant put into your mouth, it is important to keep in mind that when biting down on hard items, this not only can cause the implant to come out of place, but also for it to be in pain. Hard foods should be avoided for a while after having the surgery. Sticky FoodsSticky foods such as bubble gum, caramel and other chewy candies should be avoided. This is going to cause you a lot of problems when it comes to coming into contact with the implant tooth. It can pull the implant right out of the socket if it is not all the way healed. This means having to go in to have the implant replanted into the gum. Sharp foods such as chips, pretzels and others that might stick into the implant site should be avoided. This can cause pain and harm to the area of the dental implant. Avoid this by staying with soft foods that do not require a straw. It is important to follow all of the instructions given regarding the implant that is being put in the mouth. You need to make sure that you're safely able to keep the implant in place without having any issues. If you have further questions regarding the dental implant, give us a call to ask! We are more than happy to help with all of the questions you need....
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Can You Get Benefits from Dentures and Implants At the Same Time?
Posted on 1/23/2018 by Front Desk
Choosing between dentures or implants can get you thinking as to what better option is there. But being able to provide a solution to your inability to do the daily things like eating, talking or smiling confidently are the real issues behind getting the best option. When it comes to dentures and implants, both have the same benefits depending on how you see it. Before undergoing through the procedure, your dentist will discuss the pros and cons with you to make sure you get the best treatment for your oral health. Both Dentures and Implant Provide the Aesthetics You Want to AchieveA confident and beautiful smile cannot be achieved if you have gaps within your teeth. Both dentures and teeth implant can give you a natural looking set of whites, so you can do everyday activities you need to do Both dental corrective cosmetics need the same routine oral health maintenance like brushing, although your dentures need to be worn off before cleaning. They support the aesthetics you want to achieve by making your teeth feel natural. Supports the Jawbone and Facial Muscles to Maintain Your Teeth’s Natural LookRegardless if you choose to have dentures or implant, or you decide to have both having them completes the natural look of your face. They do not just give you a great smile, but also supports the entire structure of your face. They both prevent a sagging face, sunken lips, or a witch’s chin which makes you look old and haggard. Both dentures and implant restore the amount of lost volume in your face for having missing teeth, especially those in the lower face area. It supports tissues, fat, skin and muscles that would otherwise sag in the absence of a tooth. If you want to learn more about your dental options, simply give us a call and we'll be happy to help....
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Can Denture Cements Hurt Your Gums?
Posted on 1/13/2018 by Front Desk
Denture cement is a hard, brittle material that is made by mixing liquid and powder. They are either resin cement or an acid-base cement for your dentures. They are used for different things to do with your teeth and dentures including a luting agent, an agent for pulp protecting, and they can also be used for cavity lining. Here is some more information on denture cement. Will Denture Cements Hurt?Denture cements only hurt if it is not placed in the dentures the right way. If set incorrectly, it can damage the gums and mouth. However, speak to your dentist before you get this done to ensure you need it. Provisional Cements Temporary cement for dentures will need to be made for the dentures for a few weeks to a few months. This depends on the situation your teeth are in. Contact us for more information on this before getting it done so we can make sure this is the right cement for your dentures. This way, we can prepare them correctly for your dentures. Glass Ionomer and Resin Denture Cements This kind of cement has evolved with technology. This type of adhesive is preferred to be used for metallic restorations of the teeth. This cement is very thin and is very tolerant to moisture. Not only this, but this cement has also been successfully used with ceramic dentures. Which Denture Cement is Best for Your Dentures?You will need to speak to us before you get this done. We will let you know which type of cement, since there are a few of them, will be best for your dental situation. We will need to find out which one is best before we prepare it for your dentures. Call us or visit our office for more information on dental cement....
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All Posts:

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
What to Expect during Your First 30 Days with Dentures
10/20/2016




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