Partial vs. Complete Dentures

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, a thorough examination of an individual’s oral health (past and present) as well as any remaining teeth is important. For instance, if a patient has a good number of teeth remaining that are healthy, it would make more sense to look into the idea of a partial denture, right?
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Periodontal (Gum) Disease

As a sticky bacterium that naturally forms inside the oral cavity, plaque directly contributes to periodontal (gum) disease when it is not removed through regular oral care. This is one reason why dental professionals devote ample time educating patients on the importance of oral hygiene and regular dental visits, as they remain the best way to combat the effects of plaque build-up and gum disease. After all, periodontal disease is a painless and progressive condition, and is responsible for tooth loss in many adults.
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Am I Too Young For Dentures?

While many assume that dentures are for older individuals that have lost many teeth, a greater number of younger patients are discovering that they need replacement teeth, leading many to get dentures.
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Your Cracked Tooth

Whether you’ve suffered a serious fall or sports-related injury, or if you’ve chewed on a pencil or bitten down on a hard piece of candy, there are countless ways that teeth can become damaged or cracked. While you may or may not be aware of your cracked tooth, it’s important to understand that even the slightest crack can jeopardize the life of your tooth, leading to decay and infection.
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Implant Retained Dentures

As a type of overdenture, implant retained dentures are supported by implants. For example, while an individual’s gums support regular dentures, implant retained dentures snap over attachments on implants, providing incredible stability and functionality.
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What Should I Know About Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ/TMD)?

If you are one of the 15 percent of Americans that regularly suffers from facial pain, jaw pain, earaches, or headaches, you are well aware of how debilitating this type of pain can be. While it could be a result of something else, there’s a good chance that your aches and pains are related to one or both of the temporomandibular, or jaw joints.
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Removing Your Damaged Tooth

Though the idea of tooth extraction seems scary to some patients, there are instances where it’s the best choice, especially if a tooth is severely decayed. For example, when a tooth is infected, the adjacent teeth are at risk.
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All-on-4 (AO4) Dental Implants

As an optimal solution for those with dentures or many missing teeth, the All-on-4 (AO4) Dental Implant technique is innovative and technologically advanced, to say the least. Specifically, AO4 involves as few as 4 implants to support a fixed full arch of the upper or lower jaw. Patients gain the freedom to eat what they want, when they want.
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Misconceptions About Dentures

Chances are, if you’re looking into Dentures, you’re finding a lot of information—some positive, some negative. Despite the millions of denture wearers out there, they remain misunderstood. This is why dental professionals and specialists are focusing more on patient education about dentures and the incredible benefits they can bring to many.
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