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3 Standards You Should Have for Your Dentures

If you are looking at dentures to replace missing teeth, you have probably begun to understand that they come in a wide range of quality. Some dentures are designed to be cheap, which has its place. But if you are looking for dentures that truly give you good results and help you enjoy your life, [...]

What Are Reasonable Expectations for Dentures?

There are many stories about people who are unsatisfied with dentures. Maybe they don’t fit well. Or perhaps they don’t let a person chew very well. Maybe the complaint is just that they look fake. Often in these cases, a dentist will just shrug their shoulders and say it isn’t their fault. [...]

5 Tooth Problems Cheap Dentures Won’t Fix

Although some people have to lose their teeth because they simply can’t be saved, others choose to remove their teeth to get dentures. They’re usually driven to this point by frequent problems with their teeth. They want a solution that is simple and final, something that can give them a break from their teeth problems. [...]

The Impact of Inadequate Lip Support from Your Dentures

Our teeth do many things for us. They help us to bite, chew, and speak. They also provide vital support for facial structures like lips. And they stimulate bones to make sure that the bones keep supporting the lips, too. Dentures are supposed to replace all the functions of our natural teeth. They can do [...]

Grandparents Should Never Be Too Self-Conscious to See Their Grandkids

Grandparents are very important to children. Not only can they offer unconditional love with less emphasis on discipline, they provide a repository of wisdom that is independent of and greater than that offered by parents. Unfortunately, with the rise of nuclear families, fewer and fewer kids are spending time with their grandparents. That makes it [...]

7 Good Reasons to Replace, Not Repair Your Broken Dentures

Did your dentures break? You might be wondering whether you should try to repair your old dentures or replace them with new dentures. This can be a tough decision, but here are five reasons why you might want to replace, not repair your dentures. Dentures Were Old Dentures don’t last forever. Sometimes [...]

Common Cosmetic Complaints about Dentures

We know that most people aren’t happy with their dentures. Dentures can be loose, uncomfortable, and hard to chew with. But dentures can also be unattractive. Here are some of the most common complaints people have about their dentures. My Denture Looks Fake Probably the most common complaint people have about the [...]

Why People Who Hate Dentures Love FOY ® Dentures

If you talk to denture wearers about their dentures, the odds are good that they hate them. But if you ask people about their FOY ® Dentures, and they probably love them. But many FOY ® Dentures wearers used to have regular dentures--and they hated them! So why do people love FOY [...]

3D Printing Can Make Dentures Cheaper, but Can It Make Them Better?

One of the exciting developments in manufacturing is 3D printing. Every day, we learn about advancements in 3D printing that make it a more viable technology. In fact, a dentist recently advocated using 3D printing to make dentures. The benefit of these dentures is clear: they can be made more cheaply and easily. However, they [...]

Cosmetic Dentistry Insights That Help FOY ® Dentures Look Best

Cosmetic dentistry is a dynamic science that’s improved dramatically in recent years. But many dentures haven’t benefited from the improvements. They still look like traditional dentures. FOY ® Dentures, though, take advantage of many improvements in cosmetic dentistry to get dentures that look (and feel) better. Here are some of the insights [...]

Answers to Your Questions about Dating and Dentures

Dating isn’t easy under the best of circumstances. So when someone is looking to begin dating for the first time with dentures, it’s not a surprise that they might feel nervous. But let us put you at ease right now: quality dentures won’t cause any problems when you’re dating. They will be just [...]

4 Reasons Why DNA Dentures Are Dubious

A dentist is claiming to have revolutionized the denture process with a novel addition: using your DNA to help improve the fit of your dentures. We don’t really know much about the process--the news article just says that the dentist “uses a combination of measurements, molds, and equations to help crack the [...]

How Dentures Can Change Your Appearance

Many people think that dentures only impact your appearance when your mouth is open, whether for smiling, talking, or eating. You certainly don’t want dentures that look fake, but the most significant impact dentures can have on your appearance is often for your overall facial appearance. Here’s how dentures can impact your [...]

Make Sure Your Denture Dentist Understands Your Aesthetic Goals

Many dentists don’t consider aesthetics when making dentures. Their attitude may be “something is better than nothing,” but even this simple guideline isn’t always true. Many cheap dentures can look artificial and unattractive. They also don’t retain their appearance for long, becoming stained, worn, or broken. And many cheap dentures may not offer you many [...]

Can Your Dentures Be Too Beautiful?

When considering FOY ® Dentures, one of the things that people worry about is having everyone know that they have dentures. We often talk about how amazingly attractive FOY ® Dentures are, but doesn’t this create a risk that people will know they’re dentures? Not necessarily. For people who are concerned about [...]

People Think Dentures Have to Look Like Dentures, but They Don’t!

When you hear the word dentures, you probably get a very clear image for what they look like. Plastic teeth that are too white or badly stained. Gums that look a fake red, about the same color as wax lips. And they’re never quite in the right place. They make the face look shrunken and [...]

A Combination of Materials Makes Dentures More Attractive

Replicating the appearance of a natural, healthy mouth is a challenge for dentures. Although many of the materials used in dentures can be similar the appearance of your teeth and gums, they don’t look exactly the same. And the problem gets worse when dentures are completely made out of the same material. Although there may [...]

FOY® Dentures Can Help You Add Life to Your Years

Though it’s famously attributed to Abraham Lincoln, it’s likely that Adlai Stevenson popularized the quote “It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” And before him, the physician Edward J. Stieglitz promoted the concept in his book The Second Forty Years in 1949, when the concept of people [...]

5 Ways Great Dentures Can Help You in the Workplace

We’ve talked a lot about all the things that better dentures can do for you if you’re looking at retirement. But what if you’re not ready to retire? Whether you’re getting dentures relatively young or you’re loving your work too much to quit now, great dentures can really help in the workplace, [...]

4 Essential Functions Your Dentures Must Do

If you are getting dentures for the first time, you might be tempted to just accept whatever denture your current dentist offers. But before you do, take some time to consider what your dentures must do for you and make sure that your dentures will be up to the task. Here are the four essential [...]

Yakity-Yak: Dentures That Talk Back

Dentures have long been a subject of gags. In the days before we had gifs to make denture jokes, we had to rely on a more practical humor. One of the most classic dentures gags is the Yakity-Yak talking dentures. You’ve seen these plastic teeth that click and clack and [...]

Dentures That Make You Look Younger

For many people the reality is that dentures make them look older, but that doesn’t have to be the case. The Denture Fountain of Youth®  is designed to help you look younger. They rejuvenate your smile with a natural, youthful appearance. And they properly support your face to restore your youthful face [...]

Top 5 Denture Success Stories

We often focus on dentures that don’t work well, because there are so many applicable stories. Traditional dentures often don’t work well, and this can lead to some interesting situations. But we shouldn’t forget that dentures actually work on many occasions. Here are some stories of famous denture wearers who got good results [...]

6 Reasons FOY® Dentures Are Better Than a Facelift

If you are considering rejuvenating your facial appearance with a facelift, it’s time to think again. If you have dentures, you might be able to get similar or better results with FOY® Dentures, and you’ll also enjoy the other benefits you get, too. Here’s why FOY® Dentures are a better choice for [...]

Study Shows Implant Dentures Reduce Wrinkles Around the Mouth

The loss of teeth and the bone material that once supported the face can lead to wrinkles! The skin and soft tissue develops folds around the mouth, contributing to an aged appearance. Fortunately, treatment with FOY® Dentures can dramatically reduce and even eliminate some of the most aging wrinkles in this area. [...]

FOY® Dentures Can Help If You’re Demanding of Your Dentures

When it comes to denture wearers, there are many people who are content with dentures that have poor or marginal function. But there are many other people who just want more from their dentures. If you’re one of these demanding individuals, then FOY® Dentures can help you get what you [...]

Are Your Dentures Like Costume Dentures?

It’s Halloween season again, and that means that costumes are popping up everywhere. You can hardly go into any store without seeing costumes and costume accessories out--not a grocery store, department store, or drugstore. And the most jolting accessory of all can be the costume dentures. These costume dentures are usually designed to be exaggerated [...]

4 Reasons to Store Dentures in Water

Proper denture maintenance is very important. The better care you take of your dentures, the more likely they are to last you a long time. Storing dentures in water is one of the essential steps in proper denture maintenance. Here are some reasons why it’s important to keep your dentures in water. Don’t Let Dentures [...]

Etiquette Rules for Dentures

Sometimes we don’t really have a sense of needing something until something makes it painfully obvious. For example, there aren’t good etiquette rules for people with dentures. Perhaps we never had a sense that we needed them until we saw people doing disgusting things with their dentures in public. Like the man who [...]

Not Wearing Dentures Makes You More Likely to Be Homebound

It’s not just speculation, it’s science: wearing dentures can help you be a more active, more outgoing person as you get older. Especially for people at the younger end of the retirement range, having fewer teeth and not wearing dentures makes you more likely to be homebound. That’s according to a new study [...]

The Beauty Is in the Details: What Makes FOY® Dentures so Attractive

When you had natural teeth, you probably didn’t stand in the mirror for hours looking at the minute details that made them look like beautiful, natural teeth. Or maybe you didn’t have very attractive teeth to begin with. But now that you have dentures, you spend a lot of time looking at them [...]

Why You Shouldn’t Save Dentures for Special Occasions

Dentures are meant to be worn all day every day. They provide many benefits that can help you enjoy a better quality of life. Some people with uncomfortable dentures, though, think of them as something that can only be tolerated for special occasions--like a party dress or old suit you barely fit in--but [...]

Worried About the Future? Invest In Quality Dentures Today

If you look at the Economic Confidence Index (ECI) survey conducted weekly by Gallup, you’ll see that, overall, it’s pretty low. Admittedly, it’s nowhere near where it was in late 2008, but the recent week’s -15 points doesn’t look good. In this economic climate, it’s understandable that people might be reluctant to invest in quality [...]

PMMA Continues to Shine as a Denture Base Material

Denture materials have come a long way since George Washington’s dentures were made out of ivory, hippo tusk, and, sometimes, human teeth. But for decades we have been making dentures with a base made out of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). And, based on some recent studies, we’ll likely keep using PMMA as a [...]

What Leads to Satisfaction with Dentures?

The truth is that many people are not satisfied with the quality of their dentures. If you are considering your first set of dentures or if you’re looking to replace old dentures, it’s important to consider what really matters for denture satisfaction. Here are some of the factors that we’ve found really matter [...]

Can Dentures Correct an Overbite?

Many of us are unhappy with the appearance of our natural teeth and hope that when we get dentures our concerns can be fixed. In the case of an overbite, we might be able to do something, but if the overbite is too large, more invasive options may have to be considered. Overbite [...]

Don’t Settle for the Minimum Number of Teeth in Your Denture

We naturally develop 32 adult teeth in our mouths, but for most of us in the US, four of them are removed, often before they fully develop, leaving us with 28 functional teeth. But many dentures will try to give you fewer teeth than that, sometimes much fewer, rationalizing that they’ve met the [...]

How Dentures Can Limit Your Life

According to a recent survey, 34% of all denture wearers feel that having dentures limits their ability to live life to its fullest. However, even more denture wearers have had significant life activities limited by their dentures. Social Life Can Be Awkward Many people with dentures find that their social life is affected [...]

Why Dentures Lead to Sticky or Dry Lips

Dentures are a huge change to your mouth, and they can have very negative consequences for the health and comfort of your lips. Many people with dentures complain about sticky lips or dry lips. This can be related to poorly fitting dentures, and upgrading dentures can help. Dentures Should Support Your Lips Dentures [...]

Are Carrie Fisher’s Dentures Distracting?

As the top movie in the US, The Force Awakens brings back many of the favorite characters from the original trilogy of Star Wars, including Princess Leia. She has lost her regal title, and is now known as General Leia Organa. The Force Awakens takes place about 30 years after the events of Return of [...]

5 Reasons Not to Spend Another Year with Bad Dentures

If you’re unhappy with your dentures, you have probably been considering replacing them with better dentures that will make you happier. But sometimes it’s a long way from consideration to plan to achieving your goals, and this is probably not the first year you’ve been thinking about making the switch. But if it isn’t, here [...]

How Dentures Can Change the Shape of Your Mouth

Although they are better than they’ve ever been, dentures are not your natural teeth. As a result, when you get dentures, the shape of your mouth and face will change. Some of these changes are immediate, but others take time to develop. Dentures Can Be a Positive Change We’re going to [...]

Color Matching Gives Great Results for Denture Wearers of All Ethnicities

When making dentures for you, it’s important that your dentist prioritize aesthetics so that you can get the attractive dentures you desire. Your dentures should look natural and not be identifiable as being false teeth. For denture wearers of all ethnicities, the Denture Fountain of Youth® offers good color matching [...]

Dental Implants Don’t Take Longer Than Dentures

One of the things that keeps people from getting dental implants is the time involved before you get your final results. But what most people don’t know is that it’s actually pretty comparable to how long it takes to get traditional dentures. Immediate Dentures and Healing After your teeth are extracted, [...]

Is an Overbite “Natural”?

In designing your Fountain of Youth Dentures®, we will strive to produce a natural-looking bite, which will include a slight overbite. Why? Because overbites are common in our society, even though they may technically not be “natural.” What Determines the Position of Your Teeth Our teeth grow and develop in [...]

Strategies for Reducing Bone Loss with Dentures

When your teeth are lost, your body immediately begins removing the bone in your jaw. This contributes to changes in your face shape and can make you look older. And as your jawbone changes, your dentures will lose their fit and have to be replaced--you may eventually be [link id='5618' text='unable [...]

Dentures: Vanishing Art or Flourishing Science?

We have recently come across another journal article talking about the decline of the art of denture manufacture among dentists. The article talks about how dental implants have made many dentists and dental schools put less emphasis on the design, fit, and manufacture of removable dentures. This is certainly true of the common [...]

Great Results Even with Partial Dentures

Our patient Julie has had a long history of dental problems. She has been losing teeth steadily, and at the time of this treatment, she had only 5 teeth remaining on the top and 6 teeth remaining on the bottom. She has a number of dental restorations, including bridges that are being supported by her [...]

The Pros and Cons of One-Visit Dentures

If you are considering replacing your dentures or getting your first set of dentures, the possibility of getting your dentures in one visit might seem good. There are some benefits to one-visit dentures, but they also have many drawbacks that must be taken into consideration. PRO: It Is Fast The main benefit of one visit [...]

Bad Dentures Cause Wrinkles from Eyes to Chin

You probably think you know all the wrinkles that your dentures are causing. You have seen the ones develop around your mouth, your usual “lipstick lines” turning into deep furrows, maybe even a wide fold at each corner of the mouth. The marionette lines that run from there down to your [...]

Why Are Those Dentures Cheap?

If you are considering dentures, you’ve probably already found out that some dentures are much less expensive than others. Before you make a commitment to some dentures that seem like a great deal, you have to realize that none of the dentists offering cheap dentures have some magic wand that they can wave [...]

Case Study: FOY® Dentures Can Make You Proud of Your Smile Again

When Laura came to our office, Smiles by Design in Redmond, Washington, she had a long list of complaints about her dentures. They didn't look right, didn't feel right, and didn't let her eat comfortably. Fortunately, FOY® Dentures fixed all the problems she had with her dentures, and now [...]

Bright Ideas from the Past: Adding Uranium to Denture Teeth

Natural teeth have a special glow that denture teeth can have a hard time matching. It's called fluorescence, and it's so important that in the past people thought it was a good idea to add uranium to dentures to help them look more natural. Until they realized just how much radiation it exposed [...]

Realism That Goes All the Way Down: An Attractive Denture Base

Quality dentures have quality teeth as we said last week, but that's only the beginning. When you smile, it's not just your teeth that are on display, but your gums as well, so if you want to have truly realistic dentures, there has to be good craft in the denture base [...]

Making Dentures with Real Bite

Dentures are made up of a number of components, and if the dentures are really going to be quality dentures, then those components also have to be quality. And it's these quality components that set FOY® Dentures apart from economy dentures you can pick up at any old denture chain. For example, the [...]

Help, I’ve Been Told My Jaw Won’t Support Dentures Anymore!

One of the problems denture wearers face is the loss of bone from the ridge that used to support the teeth and the jawbone as a whole. Although this affects all denture wearers, poorly fitting dentures can accelerate the problem. And some people may find that they are in [...]

Your Smile Can Still Be Your Smile with Dentures

We all want to look good, but more than that, we all want to look like ourselves. We don't want to look like carbon copies of other people, even in the name of beauty. We want some combination of attractiveness that is unique to us, that reflects our individual personality. And few things are more [...]

How FOY® Dentures Dentists Respect Patients

Many denture dentists don't respect their patients. They assume that someone who wants dentures is someone who didn't care for their natural teeth and just want a cheap solution to a serious problem. They assume that a denture patient is someone with little self-respect, few ambitions, and is prepared to settle for a [...]

Poor Fitting Dentures Can Lead to Witch’s Chin

Witch's chin is a poor label for sagging chin, but it's effective. We can all picture the image that it represents: a long chin that hangs down. While dentures that don't fit right won't give you green skin or warts, if they don't fit right, dentures can undermine the support for your chin, [...]

Woman Needs Dentures to Support Her Family

This week, the Charleston Daily Mail published a story in its Neediest Cases Appeal that focused on a woman in West Virginia who needs dentures to get a job. Limited Sources of Income A relatively young woman, age 31, says that her lack of teeth is making it hard for her to get [...]

Wrinkles around the Mouth and How to Treat Them

Whether it's your dentures or your natural teeth, if you're not getting enough support for your facial tissue, you will begin to see more wrinkles develop. The wrinkles will develop following a predictable pattern, because it's caused by certain changes in the relationships of your tissues caused by a loss of support. Here [...]