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How Long Do Dentures Typically Last?
Posted on 10/15/2018 by Front Desk
New dentures can be a breath of fresh air in your life. However, getting used to them is not that pleasant, and it is not something that you might want to do regularly. On top of that, dentures, while affordable, are not that cheap – if you have to replace them from time to time. It is thus not surprising that you would want to know how long your new dentures will last before getting them. Typically, dentures can last for many years – about 5 to ten, or even longer. However, their longevity varies from one person to another due to a number of reasons. Factors Affecting Longevity of DenturesThe longevity of your dentures will depend on a number of factors, which include: Reasons Why You Might Need to Replace Your DenturesAside from the above longevity factors, there are other circumstances that might affect how long you will wear your dentures. These are the circumstances that might require you to replace your dentures even if they are not damaged, and they include: Looking to Extend the Longevity of Your Dentures? Call Us Today?Good dentures can last you a long time, saving you a lot of trouble (getting used to them) and money. Get in touch with us today for more information on how you can ensure that your dentures last long....

Who is the Best Candidate for Implant Surgery?
Posted on 9/25/2018 by Front Desk
Dental implants, while popular in restoring teeth, are not ideal for all patients. Patients who are missing one of more teeth ask us from time to time about getting a dental implants. The implants are surgically placed into the jawbone and hold a replacement tooth. Who is a good candidate for implant surgery and what do we look for in a patient to make sure they're compatible with the procedure? Let's explore that question further. Am I a Good Candidate?Dental implants are effective and last for a very long time, which makes them a sought-after solution for tooth restoration. Some of the factors that we take into consideration when we work with you are as follows: Healthy gums and good bone density- Dental implants will come in direct contact with your gums and jawbone and it is imperative that you have good oral hygiene and are free of gum disease. Bone density is needed because the jaw needs to adequately support the implant. Good oral health is required for anyone being treated for a dental implant. While we understand that you're here because you lost a tooth, we want to be sure that you are capable and willing to maintain good dental hygiene during your recovery time and after you receive your implants. Time is another commodity that we prefer to see in a patient. In addition to the healing process, which can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, depending on what procedures need to be done, it is a multiple visit process. Dental implants take time. Other factors to take into consideration, nonsmokers, or patients who are willing to stop during the process are preferred. Patients also must not suffer from any disease or disorder that will prevent the body from healing. If you think that you may be a good candidate for dental implants, give our office a call and we'll set up a consultation with you soon!...

Top 3 Myths About Getting Root Canals
Posted on 9/15/2018 by Front Desk
There are a lot of misconceptions about root canals floating around on the internet these days and we'd like to debunk the top three that we've heard and seen. When a tooth has excessive decay from the inside out, whether it's dying from being injured or simply tooth decay that has gotten out of control, a root canal is needed. After numbing your mouth sufficiently, our team will drill out the center of the tooth preserving the outside, but removing the pulp, nerves and decay from the inside. Then we carefully fill the entire tooth. This preserves the tooth in its place while removing the decay. Myth #1Root Canals Are Painful. Contrary to this statement, a root canal actually relieves tooth pain. Tooth decay is destructive and once the decay has reached the root of the tooth, there is intense pain which can also be accompanied by infection. This infection can lead to abscesses, bone loss and quite frankly, severe pain. Receiving root canal treatment relieves this pain and removes the decay permanently. Myth #2Tooth Extraction Can Be a Good Alternative to a Root Canal. Simply removing a tooth can open up a door to even more bacteria and decay in the mouth, as well as bone loss and realignment of the natural teeth. If you have a tooth pulled and decide to go with an implant or a bridge, you're looking at even more dental visits and time in the chair, as well as additional cost. Getting a root canal saves the tooth, it can usually be done in a single office visit and it's more cost effective than an extraction. Myth #3Root Canal Treatment Causes Illness. There is a lot of misconception that receiving a root canal can cause everything from heart disease to kidney failure. This is simply untrue. A root canal removes the bacteria and infection from your body which greatly reduces your risk for disease and complications from infection. Please give us a call today and schedule a consultation with your next cleaning if you think that you may need to have a root canal....

All Posts:

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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