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December 1, 2020 Oral/Dental Surgeon0

Missing teeth can not only affect your confidence and self-esteem, they can also have implications for your oral and overall health. Issues caused by missing teeth include, trouble chewing and talking, chronic headaches, and increased risk of oral infections, which can spread through the body, causing serious health issues. Plus, these oral infections are often followed by gum disease, which has been linked to diabetes and heart disease.

Therefore, it’s understandable to be distressed if you have a missing tooth or teeth, but there are a number of restoration options available. In this article, we will be focusing on two of the most common, dentures and dental implants, helping you to determine which one is right for you.

What are Dentures?

Dentures are custom-made, removable dental appliances that replace missing teeth and some gum tissue. They are generally made from a pink acrylic base to blend into the gum tissue, which supports the false teeth. They may also include a lightweight metal frame for extra strength and support.

Depending on how many replacement teeth you need, your dentures will be partial or complete. Partial dentures are used to fill gaps, with clasps or precision attachments around your existing teeth supporting the denture. Complete dentures replace all the teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw and rest directly on the gums.

Pros of Dentures

  • One of the cheapest options for tooth replacement
  • Dentures are an option for patients who have experienced bone and gum loss
  • Non-invasive fitting procedure
  • The process to make dentures is fairly quick and requires just a few dentist visits.

Cons of Dentures

  • Dentures may be uncomfortable at first and take some getting used to.
  • Infections of the mouth and gums can occur if dentures are not properly cared for.
  • Adjustment or replacements may be necessary, as face and gum structure changes with age.


September 30, 2020 Orthodontics/Braces0

Your smile is important!

If you feel self-conscious about your smile, you may find yourself trying to cover your mouth when you talk and prefer to blend into the background. When you feel happy with your smile, your confidence shines through and you wear it with pride wherever you go.

Thanks to advancements in ::orthodontics:: in the past decade, achieving the beautiful smile of your dreams is much easier than it used to be, courtesy of Invisalign. The comfortable, clear, and removable braces have transformed millions of smiles all over the world, will you be next?

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a method of straightening teeth, which uses removable aligners that are custom-made just for you. The clear aligners are replaced every two weeks, gradually realigning your teeth little by little until the final position is reached, transforming your smile.

Invisalign treatment is a great option for those with mild or moderate orthodontic problems, such as overbites, underbites, and crossbites, turned teeth, gaps, and crowded teeth. Your orthodontist or local Invisalign dentist will be able to give you a better idea if you’re a good candidate.

5 Things to Know About Invisalign

If you’re considering Invisalign treatment but want to know more before taking the plunge, here are the five things you’re probably dying to know.

1. How does Invisalign work?

The first step on your Invisalign journey will be a consultation with your dentist, who will discuss with you the desired outcome of your treatment and what can be achieved with the aligners. Impressions and scans will be taken of your teeth. A 3-D image of your teeth is created, which is used to map out the precise movement of teeth needed to straighten the teeth for the desired final result. Once the treatment plan is decided, a series of clear aligners will be custom made just for you, using the latest 3D printing technology. Unlike traditional braces that use a wire attached to the teeth, to push or pull them into a better alignment, the Invisalign treatment pushes the teeth into more optimal alignment with a series of plastic aligners that are replaced every few weeks. To get the best results from Invisalign, a high level of patient compliance is required. If the aligners are not worn as directed by your orthodontist – such as wearing them for the required duration, correct cleaning routine, and avoiding certain foods and beverages – your progress will become slower and slower, and possibly stop completely.

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