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Why is it Important to Replace Missing Teeth?
If you have recently lost one or more teeth, why is it important to replace missing teeth? Many of our patients at San Diego Prosthodontics have asked us this question. To begin with, loss of teeth has an effect on your overall oral health and appearance. Remaining teeth in your mouth will shift to fill […]
What do I do if my dentures are loose?
If you are experiencing loose dentures, friction and pressure on your jawbones can cause sore spots and/or bone shrinkage. Your dentures should be examined every year to check for proper fit and to monitor any changes in your mouth. Your dentures may need to be relined to improve the fit. Usually, a set of dentures […]
Denture Sore Mouth (a.k.a. Denture Stomatitis)
Denture Sore Mouth or Denture Stomatitis is characterized by inflammation, irritation, and redness of the oral mucosa covered by a denture bearing surface. While the incidence of complete edentulism is declining, continued growth in the population strongly suggests the rate of edentulism will remain constant or even increase. Thus, denture sore mouth and the need […]
Recipes to Try for New Denture Wearers
Recipes to Try for New Denture Wearers Wearing dentures does not mean giving up all your favorite foods. Take heart: The key to learning to live with your new dentures is a bit of creativity and patience—not deprivation. The key is to find new ways of preparing and eating foods you previously included in your diet. […]
Are You Too Old For Dental Implants?
Are You Too Old for Dental Implants? Are you too old for dental implants? It is a common misconception that dental implants are not appropriate for aging patients. The good news is that dental implants can be placed in adult patients of any age as long as there is sufficient bone present to support the […]
What is an implant-supported denture ? An implant-supported denture is a type of overdenture that is supported by and attached to implants, while a conventional denture rests on the gums. An implant-supported denture is used when a person doesn’t have any teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants. […]