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What Is the Best Type of Denture Adhesive?

January 26, 2024

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While modern dentures are incredibly comfortable, many patients may need a little help with making them stay put. Denture adhesives are products that can help keep dentures fixed in their place. For some people, these adhesives can be a great way to make their current pair of dentures fit properly while they’re waiting for a reline or a new set to be made. Here’s a brief overview of the different types of denture adhesives and how they work.


What to Expect When You’re Expecting to Have Your Denture Relined

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — crsmile @ 11:29 pm

Modern dentures are incredibly lifelike and comfortable, but they need to be adjusted periodically to keep fitting properly. After tooth loss, the jaw and gums will change shape as they grow and develop, and a pair of dentures that once fit perfectly may start slipping about in the mouth, irritating its soft tissues, and causing difficulty during day-to-day life. Thankfully, denture relines allow your dentist to adjust your dentures so they fit properly again. Here’s what you should know about denture relines and what you should expect when getting one.


How Implant Dentures Are Different from Traditional Ones

December 16, 2023

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illustration of implant dentures

Over the years, dentures have been a valuable solution for individuals with several or all missing teeth, restoring smiles and bite power. These restorations not only bring back your ability to bite but also boost your confidence in your smile. For certain individuals, implant dentures emerge as a preferred option. Curious about the distinctions between traditional and implant dentures? If you’re unsure about the best choice for you, continue reading to understand the difference between the two.


Why Does My Lower Denture Keep Slipping Out of Place?

December 6, 2023

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person smiling after having lower denture fixed

Dentures serve as removable dental prosthetics, offering a solution to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They provide support, functionality, and enhance appearance to restore a natural-looking smile. If you find your lower denture frequently slipping out of place, don’t let it compromise your comfort and confidence. It’s crucial to take proactive measures to address the issue and restore stability to your smile. Delve into this guide to uncover three common reasons behind a slipping lower denture and explore effective solutions.


Deterioration with Dentures: 5 Ways to Slow Down Jawbone Loss

November 14, 2023

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older man holding his face and looking concerned

You’ve seen photos of people who have a sunken look in their faces. They can look years older than they really are—all because they have traditional dentures. When you lose teeth, your jawbone deteriorates over time, aging your appearance and weakening your bite.

With traditional dentures, there isn’t really a way to stop this process, but you can slow it down. Here are some tips for holding onto your jawbone as long as you can.


What Happens If You Put Off a Root Canal?

November 6, 2023

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Model of a tooth after a root canalRoot canals have a bad reputation for being painful, but many of the rumors you might have heard are untrue. Root canals are pain free, but you may still hesitate to schedule your procedure. Whether you’re concerned about pain, don’t want to deal with the expense, or have another concern, delaying the procedure will open the door to many preventable complications. Here are the risks you’ll face if you put off root canal therapy.


When Is Round Two Necessary? Exploring Root Canal Retreatment

October 27, 2023

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Man touching his jaw due to a root canal failure

A root canal treatment is a procedure that can rescue a severely infected or damaged tooth, providing relief from pain and preserving your smile. However, there are instances where a second round of treatment becomes necessary. This is what is known as “root canal retreatment.”

If you want to learn more about root canals and the specifics of when root canal retreatment might be required, continue reading.


The 6 Steps to Success: What Should I Do If My Dental Bridge Falls Out?

October 13, 2023

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A woman covering her mouth after her dental bridge fell out

Do you have a dental bridge? If so, you know that they are a good-looking and reliable way to replace missing teeth. However, nothing lasts forever, and dental bridges may come loose or even fall out due to decay or injury. If you find yourself in this situation, it’s important to know what steps to take to address the issue before it gets worse.

Continue reading to find the process for taking care of this problem broken down into six easy steps.


Do Root Canals Hurt?

September 26, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — crsmile @ 5:47 pm
Woman with black hair in a pink shirt sitting in dentist's chair looking at the dentist while holding her hand to her jaw

It’s normal to feel some trepidation if you’ve been experiencing awful tooth pain and your dentist said you need a root canal. You probably have plenty of questions about what’s involved. One of the most prominent questions patients have is whether or not it will hurt. You’re in so much pain already, how will you handle the sting of a root canal and recovery? Thankfully, the procedure alleviates more throbbing than it causes! If you’re wondering what to expect from your upcoming root canal, keep reading to learn more.


Why Dental Implants Are Great For Athletes With Lost Teeth

September 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — crsmile @ 3:06 pm
Man in gray sweats and a red shirt smiling and pointing to his teeth sitting next to athletic equipment

Athletes know that even with mouthguards or helmets in place, accidents can still happen! It’s unfortunately not uncommon for them to take a blow that knocks out a tooth (or several!). If you’ve been put in this position, you may be wondering what to do next. Many dentists recommend dental implants in instances like this. Keep reading to find out why!

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