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Chrome cobalt dentures – Q & A


What is chrome cobalt denture?

Chrome cobalt dentures are dentures made from cast cobalt chrome framework/base. They are made of a type of allow which consists of cobalt, chrome, chromium (which is added to prevent corrosion). Continue reading

Preprosthetic surgery

Preprosthetic surgery or preprosthetic mouth preparation is a surgery preparation done before placement of any new prosthesis (dentures or bridges). It is done to modify your denture supporting tissues so that your dentures can be worn comfortably.

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How to Remove Chewing Gum From Dentures

Dentures come at a high price and must be properly taken care of so they last a long time. Dentures today have the look and feel of your natural teeth. Unfortunately, they are not your natural teeth and it can be hard to give up foods and snacks that you used to be able to freely enjoy. Things like gum can cause big problems for denture wearers. If gum gets stuck on your dentures, do not worry. You can remove gum from dentures yourself with a little effort. Continue reading

How to Evaluate Denture Occlusion

Denture occlusion is no different from natural teeth occlusion. Occlusion refers to your bite, to how well and how accurate the teeth come together and how well the top teeth fit into the bottom teeth when you bite together. If you experience pain when you bite down or chew food, your occlusion may be off and need adjustment. You evaluate denture occlusion the same way you evaluate natural teeth occlusion, with dental occlusion paper and a mouth mirror available from your dentist or a dental supply laboratory. Continue reading

Hard Vs. Soft Denture Reline

Denture fitting is so crucial to comfortable use that a slight misalignment can create many far-reaching problems in your mouth. Due to the nature of gums, dentures need adjustments from time to time to properly fit. Gums and jawbone shrink with time as part of the natural aging process.  Dentures that may have fit perfectly at first can become unsuitable for chewing as they loosen and slide around. Two types of adjustments are available: hard reline and soft reline. Both types of relines can either be performed in office or by using a do-it-yourself denture reline kit. Continue reading

Root Canal Treatment vs. False teeth

     When there is a cavity in a tooth, you can have it filled; but what happens if caries has spread deep into your tooth, such that your tooth is infected beyond salvage point? There are several options that you may go for:

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How to Prevent Denture Salivation

Though dentures are often checked for fit and comfort during dentist appointments, they often wear out or cause sudden problems, such as mouth dryness, increased salivation and discomfort. According to Net Wellness, this is most often due to regular changes in the size and shape of your gums, causing your dentures to fit differently from how they once did. Increased salivation can be a daily hassle for many people, leading many to wonder how to return to their regular lives. Continue reading

The Branching Technique for Dentures

We hear from a lot of denture wearers that tell us stories about having a lot of difficulty eating the foods that they want and need to eat, in speaking clearly, and with their appearance. To solve these problems, we use a more involved denture technique called the Branching Technique.  The “branching technique,” taught first by Pound and later by Turbyfill and others, allows for extended treatment and management of more complex patient problems.  Less than 1% of dentists in the United States use this technique because of the great amount of training required to learn it, as well as more time spent on working with the patient.  Continue reading

Parts of Removable Partial Dentures

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Are you a long time denture wearer?

Have you ever wonder what are those components present on your partial dentures?

If yes is the answer to above question, let me explain to you briefly about parts of removable partial denture. Continue reading

Questions and Answers :Flexible Dentures

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What are flexible dentures?

Normal acrylic dentures are hard, rigid and can fracture when they are dropped accidentally. Flexible dentures are introduced by Valplast Company (during 1950s) and as their name suggest, they are flexible in nature.  Continue reading