Dentures Technology

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 [...]

Soon Dentures Will Deliver Medications

Because of their poor function and difficulty to clean, traditional dentures have been linked to many health problems. But soon dentures may also be responsible for helping to cure conditions. A researcher at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell is developing a new coating for dentures that will allow them to deliver medications. [...]

Satellite Manufacturer Gets Down-to-Earth with Solution for Lost Dentures

There are many potential solutions to the problem of lost dentures. We have given some advice on how to avoid losing your dentures. But now a Minnesota manufacturer of satellite components is looking for a more high-tech solution to the problem. Orbital Tech in the Oral Environment Advanced Space and [...]

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

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 [...]

A Flexible Future for Dentures?

Over their extraordinary history, dentures have been made of many different materials. George Washington’s Dentures Made Him Reluctant to Talk, Changed His Face, for example, though never made out of wood, were made of bone, ivory, human teeth, and many other materials at different points in his life. And then there was the invention of vulcanized dentures, which were [...]

Will Anyone Need Dentures in the Future?

A recently published study shows that the edentulous rate--the number of people that have lost all their teeth--has decreased significantly since the middle of the 20th century. In fact, it has dropped so precipitously it leads one to wonder whether we will soon see a time when the edentulous rate reaches zero--a world without

Does Denture Quality Matter with Dental Implants?

Many people think that because we now have dental implants, denture quality no longer matters. Why does anyone need to worry about the quality of dentures when they can have dental implants? It's important to remember that you will have dentures placed atop your dental implants, and the quality of those dentures definitely [...]

Are You Overdue for a Denture Replacement?

How do your dentures feel? Are they snug? Do they stay in your mouth properly, without sliding around? And are you able to chew properly? What about your appearance--are you happy with what you look like in the mirror? If you answered "no" to any of the above questions, you may be in need of [...]