Getting used to dentures may seem daunting at first, but after a little practice, using and caring for your dentures will seem like second nature. Whether you use adhesives to hold your upper, lower, or both sets of dentures in place is purely a personal choice. If you do use denture adhesives, learning to remove your dentures is one of the denture-wearing skills you’ll quickly master with just a little practice. Within a week you’ll be a seasoned pro. Continue reading
In this modern world of everything getting smaller and working better, why should the same engineering principles not apply to dental implants? With the advent of titanium alloy, we can create stronger mini dental implants that are around half the size of a regular dental implant and just as strong. With over 30 million Americans without teeth, there is a huge demand for dentures that don’t move when patients try to eat. Most of these patients have not been offered dental implants for lots of reasons. More often than not, it is because of the high cost of implant treatment. Continue reading
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
What are implants?
Dental implants are artificial titanium tooth roots that are placed in the jaw bone for the purpose of restoring lost or deficient function.
Dental implants are usually performed under local anesthesia by an oral surgeon specializing in implantology. Many implants system are available and many factors need to be considered when making a choice.