Archive for the ‘ Prosthodontist ’ Category
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 […]
Update on Covid-19 Safety Protocols at San Diego Prosthodontics
Patient and employee safety have always been a priority at San Diego Prosthodontics. The Covid-19 virus has presented many new challenges for all of us in everyday life. Our office follows the infection control and physical distancing recommendations from the American Dental Association, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Occupational Safety […]
National Prosthodontics Awareness Week
April 19-25 we celebrate National Prosthodontics Awareness Week! This week is a time when we like to bring awareness to our dental specialty and educate people on what prosthodontists do. We often have patients that are referred to us by their family dentist and other dental specialists. They may wonder, why did my dentist refer […]
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 […]
Fixed Dental Prosthesis or Dental Implant-Supported Crown?
If you are missing a tooth, there are many factors to consider when creating a treatment plan to replace your tooth. There are two accepted therapeutic approaches, either a fixed dental bridge or an implant-supported dental crown, which both offer reasonable solutions for patients. Making a complex decision requires the consultation of an experienced clinician, […]
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 […]
How to Choose Your Restorative Dental Specialist
What is the Difference between DDS and DMD? What is the difference between a dentist with DDS after his name and a dentist with DMD after his name? Often, we get asked what the meanings of DDS and DMD are. Is one designation better than the other? According to the American Dental Association (ADA), there […]
Bring a Complete List of Medications to your Dental Appointment
Why is it Important to Bring a Complete List of your Medications to your First Dental Appointment? In order to provide patients with a comprehensive dental evaluation, it is first necessary for your dentist to review your health history. It is very important to bring a list of your current medications as well as a […]