When you are missing some (or all) of your teeth, dentists will typically recommend dentures or implants. Each treatment has its own set of pros and cons, so it’s important to know as much as you can before making the decision. After all, the dentist can make their recommendation, but the final choice is up to you! Learn about the differences between dentures and implants to help you decide which is right for you. (more…)
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Making sure dentures fit properly is a number one priority for anyone who has them. As time goes on, dentures don’t change — but their mouths do. That’s why it’s important to practice proper care for your dentures and schedule regular dental visits. Here’s a few things you should know to keep your dentures, and your smile, in excellent shape. (more…)
Last week, we covered sport-related dental injuries and avulsed teeth. But can you do if swallowed the tooth, or couldn’t find it on the field, or replacing it in its socket didn’t work? Here are two options that will help to save your smile! (more…)
If you’ve gotten into an accident or you simply need to fill some of the spaces in your smile then dentures may be a good fit for you. Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way, and with our help, you can get the smile of your dreams. Now, dentures require some specialized care, but don’t worry. We’re going to give you the rundown on how you can get the most out of your dentures. Are you ready to learn how dentures can help rebuild your smile? Let’s get started! (more…)
The overall goal of dentistry is to successfully preserve your original, adult teeth. However, life is full of curve balls and sometimes teeth get knocked out. Sometimes they simply fall out if they’ve been around for many years. This may seem like the end of the world, especially if the tooth in question was one of the visible ones. Now, I’ve got good news: This isn’t the end of the world. Modern medicine has options for you that can restore your smile.
Dentures aren’t the end of the line.
Yes, I’m serious. Dentures are a set of false teeth that can be attached to your gums on a daily basis. They come in partial and full sets. These are particularly useful if you’ve lost a lot of (more…)
One in five adults – including half of the baby boomer generation – has at least one denture. With people living longer than they did a century ago, more is being asked of our natural teeth and that in turn can result in natural degeneration. We also have absorbed more sugar into our diets, leading to greater tooth decay as we age. Fortunately, dentures exist as a solution to tooth decay or loss.
Because nothing will ever be as good as your natural teeth, visit your dental professional regularly for professional cleanings and caretaking to keep your teeth in the best shape as possible. Brushing, flossing, regular checkups, and a healthy diet can go a long way in preserving your teeth.
However, should your teeth need some help for everyday tasks such as talking and chewing, rest assured that there are some solutions available to maximize your dental health. There are three types of dentures: complete dentures, partial dentures, and dental implants. Depending on the severity of tooth decay or loss will determine what best fits your needs.
Complete dentures: If you no longer have any viable teeth, your dentist may recommend a complete set of dentures. Dentures are removable replacements that are fitted to your gums for the best fit possible. New technology has made it possible for your denture to feel and look like your natural smile, through a variety of color choices and individual tooth positioning. While dentures are not fixed in place and can slip, move, and even fall out, manufacturers are honing the art of the perfect denture.
Partial dentures: These are great alternatives for when you have some viable teeth but not enough for full function. Another name for a partial denture is a bridge, and it can be permanent or removable. These can also be customized to match your natural teeth and gums to blend in easily with your teeth. Perhaps the best thing about partials is that they help keep your existing teeth in place to avoid potential dental problems in the future.
Dental implants: While dental implants can be the more costly option upfront, they can be a great solution if you want to retain the look and feel of your original teeth. Dental implants do require a surgical procedure and anesthesia to minimize discomfort, however, they are a more permanent solution than full dentures, which often need to be replaced every three to six years.
Affinity Dental Associates: Improving Smiles in Catonsville, Maryland
From subtle changes to major repairs, the dentists at Affinity Dental Associates can perform a wide variety of procedures to improve your smile, from teeth whitening and bonding to veneers and crowns. These improvements are not always cosmetic. Many of these treatments can improve oral problems, such as your bite.
If you have any questions, please contact Affinity Dental Associates by calling 410-719-7900 or visit MarylandsBestDentists.com today!
Our doctors and staff are dedicated to improving your dental health!