What Causes Discoloration of Teeth and Dentures

Teeth and dentures can discolor over time due to a variety of factors. There are two main types of discoloration that affect teeth; extrinsic, or stains on the outer surfaces, and intrinsic, discoloration of the inner part of the tooth itself. Because dentures aren’t susceptible to intrinsic staining, the focus of this blog will be […]

Eating with Dentures

Taking on dentures after a lifetime of eating with your natural teeth can mean an adjustment.  It is normal to have some anxiety over your dentures slipping.  This takes practice yet it is manageable.  Here are tips to manage the denture transition and be back on track to culinary delights in no time. Begin slowly.  […]

Dentures Throughout History

Dentures, or false teeth, are prosthetics constructed to replace missing teeth. False teeth have been around for thousands of years. The first known use of dentures date back to around the year 700 B.C., when the indigenous population in northern Italy made false teeth from human or animal teeth. The Romans used the same technique […]

Living with Dentures At Any Age

Whether you’re 30 or 80, having your dentist tell you that you need to consider dentures can be tough. While wearing dentures will take some adjustment, the vast majority of patients find that the benefits far outweigh the difficulties. In fact, after just a few weeks or months, most patients find that they are speaking, […]

What are the Different Types of Dentures?

Over-Dentures:   The term “over-denture” means that all or part of a denture fits over the top of “something.” This “something” can be a natural tooth, natural tooth root, a single dental implant, multiple stud implants, or over a bar that is supported by dental implants. These over-dentures have attachments associated with them that have […]

Proper Mouth Care

Patients without teeth need to clean their oral tissues daily. Our office recommends an electric “spin brush” with soft bristles to massage and clean the oral tissues (tongue, roof of mouth, cheeks, and gums).  Warm saline (salt water) or warm alcohol-free mouthwash should be used at least twice daily (after breakfast and before sleeping). It […]

Proper Care of Your Partial and/or Full Denture(s)

Full and partial dentures are a costly investment. Keeping them clean is an important part of not only protecting your investment but helping to keep you healthy.  Dentures will become contaminated with the bacteria in your mouth. They also can become contaminated when you get a cold or the flu. Therefore, regular thorough cleaning is […]