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Poorly Fitting Dentures Linked to More Bone Problems Than Dental Implants

For many years, we have believed that osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) was strongly associated with dental implant surgery. People who were at high risk for this complication were urged to get removable dentures rather than get dental implants. However, a new study shows that more people develop ostenecrosis of the jaw because of poor [...]

5 Tips for Long-Lasting Implant Dentures

Dental implants can last a lifetime--50 years and more. Not so implant dentures. However, making the right choices can make your implant dentures last longer, perhaps even 30 years. But there’s no guarantee. Dental implants can put more stress on dentures and can cause them to wear out faster if you’re not [...]

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. [...]

Do Your Dentures Make It Harder to Party Hearty?

We’ve just said goodbye to the holiday party season, and many of us are breathing a sigh of relief. It’s not just that entertaining is such hard work, but, it seems, parties can get to be less fun to attend as we get older. One significant factor in that can be our [link id='31' text='dentures' [...]

Are Poorly Fitting Dentures Worse in or Out?

Dentures are supposed to be a replacement for your lost teeth. However, many people find that their new dentures don’t fit well and are uncomfortable. This makes them want to not wear them. Not wearing your dentures can lead to problems. Of course, wearing poorly fitting dentures can also cause problems. If [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

3 Innovations That Separate FOY ® Dentures from Traditional Dentures

FOY ® Dentures were developed by Dr. Rod Strickland to address problems with the traditional denture process that led to poor fit. But what are the innovations that make FOY ® Dentures so different from traditional dentures? Here are three key changes in the denture fitting process that help [...]

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 [...]

Have Bad Digestion Since You Got Dentures? Here’s Why

Have you noticed more digestive problems since you got your dentures? Unfortunately, that’s not uncommon, especially if you have cheap dentures. Poorly made dentures can lead to many digestive problems. Here’s how, and here’s how high quality dentures can help you overcome the limitations. Improper Chewing Technique Traditional dentures [...]

Why Cheap Dentures Can Cost You Plenty

When it comes to dentures, many people are looking for a bargain. We understand. Dentures can be expensive, especially quality dentures that function properly and don’t look fake. You want to save money by finding a less expensive options. The problem is: cheap dentures aren’t actually less expensive. In fact, they can [...]

From Loose Teeth to Secure Dentures

In the past, dentists were reluctant to recommend that people have their teeth removed and replaced with dentures. That’s because traditional dentures were so loose that people usually lost much of the function of their natural teeth. It was part of a process of more general decline that stemmed from poor diet, infection risk from [...]

Why Do Dentures Wear Out Too Fast?

We know that traditional dentures are not intended to be lifetime restorations. They need to be replaced regularly. But you might have been hoping to get eight years or more out of a pair of dentures, but now your denture is worn down, uneven, or broken after just a few years of [...]

Can Dentures Cause Ear Pain?

The ear is a complex system that may seem isolated, but it’s integrated with many adjacent parts of the body. Eustachian tubes, for example, connect the ear to the back of your nasal airway. This can expose your ear to a risk of infection, although ear infections are most common in children. But the connection [...]

3D Printed Dentures Outperformed Traditional Dentures in Limited Trial

Three dimensional printing is a novel fabrication technique that holds much potential for the future. It is possible that one day 3D printing will become the method of choice for producing dentures, but there are many obstacles to overcome. In a new trial, researchers proved that 3D dentures could be better than [...]

Overuse of Denture Adhesive Paralyzes Man

Denture adhesive is at best a nuisance. It’s a sticky mess, and it never seems to work to really hold your dentures in place. However, it’s important that you not give in to the temptation to use more. It won’t help, and, as one man in the UK recently found out--it can [...]

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 [...]

Denture Fit Troubles Can Be Caused by Flabby Ridge

Our mouth develops around our teeth, and when our teeth are lost it can transform dramatically. That’s part of the reason why FOY® Dentures are necessary--they do a better job than traditional dentures of reversing some of the most visible changes in your mouth. But not all changes are so highly [...]

Are You More Likely to Get HPV If You Have Dentures?

A lot more attention has been focused on the human papilloma virus (HPV) since the introduction of the HPV vaccine. Now that there is a way to prevent this common infection, which has been linked to oral cancer as well as other cancers, people are promoting both the prevention methods and the risks of infection. [...]

Can You Move from Implant-Retained to Implant-Supported Dentures?

Many people quickly get fed up with the problems of dentures. The loose fit, the difficulty biting and chewing. The interference with talking and the inability to go out and hang with friends all quickly degrades your quality of the life so that it can be hard to take. The next step up from loose [...]

Worst Places to Lose Your Dentures

Dentures are supposed to stay in your mouth, but if you have traditional dentures, they often don’t. And this can lead to some embarrassing moments when your dentures come out at inappropriate or inconvenient times. Here are some of the more unusual embarrassing places where people have lost their dentures. On the Road [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

New Dentures Can Relieve TMJ Symptoms

Have you been experiencing symptoms like a popping jaw, jaw pain, headaches, and neck pain since you got dentures? Or maybe your dentures started out fine, but over time you have developed these kinds of symptoms. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, you may have temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and your dentures might be [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Are Dentures Irritating Your Tongue?

Dentures are supposed to be comfortable. You should be able to put them in when you wake up and keep them in all day--except for maybe a quick cleaning or two--without feeling really uncomfortable. Unfortunately, many dentures are just too uncomfortable to be worn for a full day. They can cause irritation of [...]

The Patterns of Bone Remodeling with Denture Wear

If you have lost your teeth, your body will automatically begin to remove the the bone that used to support your teeth. The speed of the bone resorption relates to many different factors, including your own genetic susceptibility to bone loss, your oral health, how well you use your dentures, and [link id='4110' [...]

Implant Dentures, A Great Fit

Dentures tend to get a bad reputation due to the abundance of cheaply made and poorly fitting dentures. They affect everyone the same way, even Hollywood stars are not immune to it. Cheap dentures can visibly age you, giving you a sunken appearance and severely limiting your diet. However, it is [...]

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 [...]

Choosing a Healthy Diet with Dentures

When many people get dentures, their diet changes dramatically. This can have serious health consequences. Dentures can also make it harder to choose a healthy diet plan. Here are some good tips to help you eat healthy with your dentures. How Dentures Can Lead to Unhealthy Eating There are two major changes that [...]

United Airlines New System Returns Lost Dentures and Other Personal Items

It’s something that happens to about a 100,000 passengers on a United Airlines flight each year, or about one out of every thousand passengers. They’ve left something important behind, such as dentures or another significant personal item like eyeglasses, stuffed animals, books, and more. In the past, a small percentage of these items [...]

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 [...]

What Is a Denture Reline?

Dentures are designed to be long-lasting restorations, but after a while you might notice that your denture isn’t fitting as well as it used to. When that happens, you need a denture reline, a procedure to help refit your dentures because your gums and the bone supporting them continue to shrink after the [...]

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, [...]

Eat Steak, Even with Dentures

There are many foods that people with dentures think they’re never going to be able to eat again. Top among these is steak. But there’s no reason to despair -- {{{{link id='95' text='you can eat steak with dentures'}}}}, if you treat the steak and your dentures right. Here’s a guide to enjoying steak [...]

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 [...]

4 Ways Your Experience Will Be Better with High-End Dentures

If you’re considering investing in high-end dentures, you might not understand the difference in cost and what that means for your denture experience. But it is a very different thing getting fitted for high end dentures versus economy dentures. Here’s how. Being Welcomed Your different experience begins the moment you enter [...]

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 [...]

Why Won’t My Dentures Stay in?

One of the biggest challenges denture wearers face is dentures that just don’t stay in place. This is very common, and faced by many denture wearers every day, but once you understand the causes, you can see that there are many good solutions to ensuring your dentures will stay in place. Cause: Dentures [...]

Dentures Can Make You Gassy

Digestion begins in the mouth, with chewing. This means that your dentures can actually have a significant impact on your digestive system, and can be associated with gassiness. If you are experiencing significant gassiness recently, it can be a significant nuisance, and it' important for you to figure out the cause and get [...]

Should You Be Worried About the Toxicity of Denture Adhesives?

There are many problems that dentures have to overcome to be successful replacements for your natural teeth. For example, they have to try to look natural using materials that are most definitely unnatural. Solutions to this problem in the past, such as the use of uranium in denture teeth, haven't always [...]

WWI Dentures Identified by Suction Cup

Last week, President Barack Obama honored two overlooked World War I soldiers with medals of honor. The soldiers, whose families have long campaigned for their recognition, were ostensibly not recognized because of their ethnicity--one was African-American and the other was Jewish. But it isn't just in the US where people are working to give honor [...]

“Fun Denture Tortures” Used to Market Adhesives in the Philippines

We had mentioned before the extraordinary story of a local denturist in the Philippines who served a very needy community. It turns out his wasn't the only one in the country as the Philippines has the highest per capita rate of denture use in Asia. The edentulous rate in the Philippines is about [...]

DIY Denture Mods Can Be Damaging

It's an unfortunate fact that most denture wearers are unhappy with their dentures. If you're one of them, you might be tempted to try modifying your dentures at home to make them better, especially after your concerns have been dismissed by a cheap denture practice. But modifying your dentures at home [...]

Connecticut Grandma Blows Out Dentures Instead of Birthday Candles

There's a new viral video making the rounds this week featuring a Connecticut grandma celebrating her 102nd birthday. What makes this video such a must-see is that when she tries to blow out the big 1-0-2 candles, she blows out her dentures instead. Didn't Want to Wear Adhesive As with [...]

Why Dentures Can Interfere with Speech

We've talked before about how dentures can interfere with speech, but what are the mechanisms, and why can't some people adapt to speaking with their dentures? This depends in part on you and how you speak, but it can also be due to problems with your dentures. Problem 1: Dentures Change Resonance One [...]

Poorly Fitting Dentures Are More Likely to Get Lost

Although many denture wearers are unhappy with their dentures, few would actually wish them gone. So even if you're not happy with your dentures, you'll likely replace them if they get lost, which means additional expenses. But this is another way that investing in quality dentures can be smart: if your dentures fit [...]

Take Your Dentures Out to the Ballgame

All across the nation last week, first pitches marked the return of America's pastime. And as the parks opened, millions of Americans flocked to see the Boys of Summer reenact that age-old ritual that so many of us enjoyed as children and look forward to passing on to our own children and grandchildren. But will [...]

FOY® Dentures Can Relieve Numerous Health Conditions

Most of the time we talk to our patients about the benefits of FOY® Dentures in terms of appearance and fit, but there are numerous other benefits as well, including the potential for curing or improving other health conditions that you may never have suspected were related to the position of your [...]

Bone Fragments May Cause Denture Discomfort

Tooth extraction prior to getting dentures should remove all the parts of the teeth and bones, but sometimes it doesn't remove them all. Retained parts of bone and teeth under dentures can result in discomfort weeks, months, even years after your extraction. Often, they will work their way out on their own, but [...]

Denture Comfort Depends on Healthy Gums

When you had teeth, your gums enfolded the teeth and helped protect them against bacteria. Now, your gums have another job that is just as important: supporting your dentures. Your gums weren't really designed for this work--it was always teeth and bones that were tasked with chewing--but they can do it, ably and [...]

Can I Adapt My Dentures for Dental Implants?

Although many people may opt for dental implants right away, others may postpone the decision, initially getting full dentures. However, after trying dentures without implants for a while, they want dental implants. In some cases, current dentures can then be adapted to work with dental implants. However, this isn't always the best option. [...]

By |February 20th, 2015|Denture Fit|

Get Dentures out of the Danger Zone and into the Neutral Zone

Depending on your cultural context, the words "neutral zone" may evoke an image of Romulans or players squaring off across the line of scrimmage. But when it comes to your dentures, "neutral zone" has an entirely different meaning--one that can make a big difference in how your dentures fit. When it comes to [link id='31' [...]

By |February 13th, 2015|Denture Fit|