Archive for the ‘ Dentures ’ Category

Types of Dentures

Dentures Throughout History The first known dentures were made around 700 BC in northern Italy. These dentures were made from human and animal teeth, and although a set of these dentures would deteriorate quickly, they remained the norm for two and a half millennia. However, the industrial revolution in the 1800s led to a massive increase in the […]

Getting Your Smile Back With Dental Implants

Implants Or False Teeth? Partial and full dentures have been a common solution for missing teeth for many years, but they have their disadvantages. They are prone to slipping and falling out if not properly secured, and they can lead to jaw pain and soreness in the gums. They also do not stimulate the jaw […]

Implants, Overdentures and Hybrids: Rapidly Expanding Options for the Edentulous Patient!

According to the 2010 United States Census, the older population is increasing at a faster rate than ever before. While the under 18 population grew at a rate of 2.6 percent between 2000 and 2010, and the population aged 18 to 44 grew by a mere 0.6 percent, the 45 to 64 age group grew […]

What to Do About Congenitally Missing Teeth

WHILE MOST PEOPLE HAVE thirty-two permanent teeth that develop (including the wisdom teeth) some people’s permanent teeth never grow in at all. These are called congenitally missing teeth—teeth missing from birth—and it’s actually more common than you think!  So, what do you do if you find out you or your child have one or more […]

Benefits of Removable Partial Dentures

Better known as an artificial tooth appliance, a removable partial denture is often used in order to replace one or many missing teeth. The removable partial denture itself is attached to remaining teeth in the mouth with various metal clasps to keep it intact and secure. These dentures can be removed to allow for easy […]