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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 [...]

The Unusual, Homemade Dentures of a Backwoodsman

A few weeks ago we talked about a woman who was able to survive in part because of her dentures, but what about finding yourself in a survival situation without dentures? What could you do? You might do what Francis Wharton did: he made his own dentures. An Isolated Backwoodsman Wharton [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Comfort Can Be Deceiving for Dentures

The truth is that most people wear their dentures long after they have ceased to be effective. They may not realize that their dentures are badly worn and in need of replacing, because their dentures feel comfortable. Unfortunately, what they're not feeling is the damage that may be being done by these bad [...]

What’s Causing Excess Saliva with Dentures

One of the problems with dentures that people complain about is that they salivate excessively with their dentures in. At first, this is a normal response. After all, having a foreign body in the mouth can stimulate food-related responses as well as responses to non-food in the mouth (such as gagging). [...]

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 [link [...]

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 [...]

Macedonian Man Accused of Robbing Graves to Resell Dentures

There's an old joke about two men who are sitting together on a plane—or maybe a train, it's that old. One of the men is having significant pain from his new dentures, and he keeps shifting them around comfortably. After a while, the second man, elegantly dressed in a dark suit, says, "Are [...]

Teeth Clenching and Dentures

Teeth clenching, also called bruxism, doesn't necessarily stop when you lose your teeth. In fact, some people who have never experienced bruxism before develop it after they get dentures. Bruxism Is Hard on Dentures During bruxism, your chewing muscles clamp down very hard, sometimes much harder than you are able to consciously bite [...]

How to Talk to Your Denture Dentist: Essential Terms

Sometimes it seems like denture dentists talk a completely different language from regular folks. That's not completely true, and many denture dentists are highly skilled at conveying their meaning clearly using only plain language. On the other hand, there are a few terms that can really help you understand what your denture dentist is saying--and [...]

How to Avoid Gagging with Dentures

Putting anything in your mouth has the potential to cause gagging, which is a fundamental instinct designed to keep us from swallowing inappropriate objects. Many people experience gagging as a result of putting dentures in their mouth, but in most cases this is avoidable. Short-Term Gagging Many times, the worst gagging occurs during [...]

Sleeping with Dentures in Can Double Pneumonia Risk

Your dentist has told you not to do it. Hopefully you don't, but if you do sleep with your dentures in, this new study should change your mind. Researchers looking at seniors of very advanced age (85 or older), found that wearing dentures could more than double the risk of contracting pneumonia. A [...]

A Mining Town’s Lone Denture Dentist

The mining town of Paracale is focused on gold, but most of its residents have teeth made of plastic. The town is made up mostly of miners and their family, but there is a single denture dentist, Al Cababay, who has the responsibility of manufacturing dentures for the more than 50,000 residents. The [...]

Ill-Fitting Dentures May Increase Cancer Risk

According to a new meta-analysis, poorly fitting dentures may increase a person's risk of cancer by nearly four times. The meta-analysis revives a long-controversial theory about a link between dentures and oral cancer. Dentures and Oral Cancer The link between dentures and oral cancer has been studied for decades. In the 1980s. the [...]

By |September 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

By |September 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|

How “Natural” Do You Want Your Dentures?

Most of us don't want people to immediately guess that we have dentures. That's why we want our dentures to have a natural appearance. On the other hand, there are many features that natural teeth tend to gain as we age, that most of us wouldn't want reproduced in our dentures. Appearance of [...]

What Makes People Satisfied with Dentures?

A new study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association looks in detail at the factors that go into making people satisfied with their dentures. Some of it is obvious, and some of it surprising. An In-Depth Analysis of Denture Performance The study looked at 33 randomly selected people with full [...]

Thief Arrested after Leaving Teeth at the Scene

It's not exactly that we want to say better-fitting dentures will make you better at a life of crime, but it sure does seem that way. Poorly fitting dentures seem like nothing but trouble. And here's a case in point: a British burglar who was arrested after leaving his false teeth behind at [...]

Do You Need to Make the Dental Implant Decision Right Away?

If you are facing the loss of your teeth for any reason, from periodontal disease to trauma to other medical conditions, you may be overwhelmed by the fact that you have to choose a tooth replacement option, too. It can be hard to commit to dental implants right away, especially before you have an idea [...]

Tennessee Denture Dentist Cleared of Crimes

For more than a year, dozens of patients have been trying to get criminal charges filed against a Bluff City, Tennessee denture dentist. The patients say they paid him for dentures and related care, but never received the services or the dentures. A grand jury has cleared the dentist of criminal charges, though [...]

Denture Irritation Can Be More Than Irritating

If you're like many denture wearers, you may think that denture irritation is inevitable with dentures, and it's just a minor nuisance. The bad news is that denture irritation can actually turn into a serious problem. The good news is that you don't have to accept denture irritation because there are more comfortable [...]

Dentures Allow for Good Eating, with Good Force

People who are considering dentures worry that once they get them the foods they can eat will be severely limited. Relatives, caregivers, and social support people worry that when people get dentures they won't be able to get enough nutrition. That's because the estimate of the types of foods a person can enjoy [...]

TANSTAAFL: Free and Cheap Things That Can Cost You a Bundle

"There Ain't No Such Thing as a Free Lunch," is an economic truism. Even if something is free to you, there is still a cost that has to be paid by someone. However, with many free things, that "someone" is actually you. Sometimes you pay it in cash, and other times you pay it in [...]

Florida Man Left with Poorly Fitting Dentures after Dentist Arrested

It's a story we've heard too many times before: a person goes to a dentist for help with tooth problems. The dentist recommends pulling teeth, then gives dentures. These dentures don't fit right. The patient returns to get the dentures refit. Perhaps they return several times. But no matter how often [...]

Combat Secret Causes of Aging

Aging happens to all of us, but some of us look older faster than others. To some extent, facial aging is controlled by genetics and there's nothing we can do about it (yet), but there are some things you can do to slow down the aging process--if you know what this process is. Causes of [...]

Getting Used to New Dentures

When you first get your new dentures, your mouth has to adjust to an entirely different way of doing things. Instead of having teeth that are fixed in your jawbone, you have these devices in your mouth that are supposed to take the place of your dentures, but don't quite fit the bill. Unfortunately, getting [...]

Neuromuscular Benefits for Denture Wearers

One of the things that sets FOY® Dentures apart from traditional dentures is that they are designed and fitted using neuromuscular dentistry principles. This is part of the reason why they can achieve such a good fit, but it can also have many additional benefits for denture wearers. What Is [...]

3 Reasons Why People Want FOY® Dentures

With all the people that have upgraded their dentures to FOY® Dentures, we keep hearing three reasons why they want them: the look, the fit, and being able to chew better. The Look People with dentures often have a certain sunken-faced look. That's because traditional dentures make a couple of [...]

Common Denture Myths and Misconceptions

About 35 million Americans have no teeth, and about 90% of them wear dentures. Despite the large number of people who wear dentures, many people still misunderstand them. Once I get dentures, I won't have to see the dentist or take care of my mouth. Dentures are actually slightly more trouble to care for than [...]

The Proper Use of Denture Adhesive

There is some controversy about the use of denture adhesive, also called denture cream. According to the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP), a professional organization of dentists trained to manufacture dentures and other dental prostheses, the best use of denture adhesive is to use none. They say that in properly fitting dentures, no [...]

Understanding Bone Resorption

Bone resorption is the process by which people lose bone mass. It happens to astronauts, the elderly, and especially denture wearers. Bone resorption in your jaw can make it so you don't have enough bone to support dentures, and may cause a fracture in your jaw. If you understand bone resorption, you can work to [...]

Anti-Aging Treatments That Go Well with FOY® Dentures

Facial aging is a complex phenomenon made up of many factors. No one treatment or procedure has the ability to eliminate all signs of facial aging, not even a surgical facelift. FOY® Dentures can make you look much younger, but sometimes people are still troubled by excess skin or wrinkles [...]

7 Practical Tips If You’re “Too Young for Dentures”

Getting dentures when you're young can be very stressful. Here are seven tips that can help make the transition easier. Remember You're Not Alone One of the hardest things about having to get dentures at a young age is that you feel like there's no one else in your situation. All the denture [...]

Why We Shouldn’t Just Say “Let Them Eat Soup”

In New York's Westchester County, an infamously wealthy suburban area outside New York City, county executive Rob Astorino was asked how Medicare recipients would chew if the state's Medicare program no longer covered dentures (as many state's programs don't). He laughed dismissively and said, "Let them eat soup. Soup is good." Now, as [...]