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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.



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Tips for Maintaining and Caring for Your Dentures
Cleaning dentures is an important part of wearing them...

Rebuilding Your Smile With Dental Implants
...Crowns, conventional bridges and dentures aren't your only options for replacing missing teeth...

Full Dentures: Frequently Asked Questions
If an adult has lost his or her teeth (a condition called “edentulism”), full removable dentures (false teeth) can restore the person's appearance and ability to bite, chew, and talk properly...

When Teeth are Lost, Bone is Lost
... If you are missing a lot of teeth, implants can also be used to anchor bridges or even removable dentures while providing that same bone-saving benefit...

Not Just Filling in the Gaps: Lost Teeth Have Unexpected Consequences
...They can be used to support bridges or false teeth (dentures)...

Senior Health: Testing Your Oral Health Expertise?
... If you have dentures, you no longer need regular dental check-ups...

Loose Lower Dentures - An Old Problem with a New Solution
...This is sometimes the case for people who wear lower dentures, which loosen over time...

Sinus Surgery — Creating Bone for Dental Implants “Out of Thin Air”
... If all the back teeth are lost and dental implants cannot be placed, removable upper dentures may be the only alternative...

Five Great Tips for Caring for Your Dentures
Recent research has revealed a relationship between overall general health and proper care for your dentures...

The Marvelous Mini-Implant: A Small Wonder
...When complete, implants are much stronger and longer-lasting than other methods of tooth replacement, like bridgework and dentures...

What Is Gum Recession?
... Oral appliances and ornaments — badly fitting removable partial dentures and orthodontic appliances (braces), or tongue bolts and oral piercings can apply pressure to the gums...

Treating and Preventing Cracked Mouth Corners
...Conditions from within the mouth may also be a cause: inadequate saliva flow; inflammation caused by dentures; or tooth loss that diminishes facial support and puts pressure on the skin at the corners of the mouth...

The Dentures Are Coming!
... “Paul Revere can fix [teeth] as well as any surgeon dentist who ever came from London, he fixes [dentures] in such a manner that they are not only an ornament but of real use in speaking and eating,” his advertisement in a Boston newspaper is supposed to have read...

Successful Outcomes With Dentures Depends on Attention to Detail
While dental implants are considered the gold standard for tooth replacement, removable dentures are still a viable choice, especially for patients with edentulism (complete tooth loss)...

New Year, New Smile
...If you are missing teeth — or if you’re wearing dentures that aren’t working the way you’d like — then perhaps we can offer a suggestion: Consider dental implants...

Fixed or Removable: Deciding Which Implant-Supported Bridge is Best for You
...Depending on what the patient needs for facial support, overdentures for the upper jaw can be designed as “full palates,” meaning the denture plastic completely covers the upper jaw palate, or open in which the plastic doesn’t completely cover the palate...

Look at the Long-Term Costs When Considering Dental Implants
...If you thus compare the total costs for an implant (including maintenance) over its projected life with the costs of other options like dentures or fixed bridges, you’ll find implants may actually cost less over time...

You May Need Surgery to Repair the Damage of Gum Recession
...There are a number of causes for gum recession, including overaggressive brushing or flossing, biting habits or badly fitting dentures or appliances...

Sleeping in Dentures: Don't Do It!
...Whatever the reason, if you’re wearing your dentures to bed at night, we have one message for you: Please stop! Sleeping in dentures can have serious health consequences...

3 Tips for Denture Care to Help Them Last and Keep Your Mouth Healthy
For people with edentulism (total loss of teeth), removable dentures is a viable option for regaining both lost function and an attractive appearance...

Implant-Supported Dentures Provide Better Fit and may Stop Bone Loss
Your dentures have served you well over the years...

5 Ways to Make Your Smile More Confident and Inviting
...Implants can be used for single teeth or as supports for fixed bridgework or removable dentures...

Enhance Your Smile for that Special, Once-in-a-Lifetime Day
...Missing teeth always pose a challenge, but there are a number of viable options: fixed bridges using adjacent teeth; various denture solutions, including implant-supported removable overdentures; and the dental implant, the rising star for dental restorations that replaces both the root and crown with a durable, life-like tooth...

Complex Mouth Conditions Call for Dental Specialties
...Prosthodontists can skillfully create functional, life-like dentures, as well as natural tooth and implant crowns to replace portions of visible teeth...

Dentures Still an Effective Restoration for Total Tooth Loss
... Fashioned properly, removable dentures restore the form and function you once had with your natural teeth...

Implants can Support a Total Tooth Replacement Restoration
...But with their continuing development we've adapted implants for other applications, like using a few strategically-placed implants as a stable platform for removable dentures or fixed bridges...

Dental Implants can Replace Your Whole Tooth, Not Just What You See
... While other replacement options like bridges or dentures can restore the lifelikeness of the tooth crown, they don't replace the root...

Grafting can Help Regenerate Gum Tissue Lost Through Recession
... There are a number of reasons for gum recession, including overaggressive brushing and flossing, poor fitting appliances like dentures or braces, or genetics (inheriting a thin gum tissue type or poor tooth position)...

The Top 3 Oral Problems in America - and What You Should Do About Them
...Like tooth pain, there are a number of possible causes: cracked or deeply decayed teeth, enamel erosion or recessed gums that have exposed sensitive tooth layers, or poorly fitted dentures...

3 Cutting Edge Ways You Could Benefit from Dental Implants
... Over-dentures...

Waiting to Afford Implants? Consider a Flexible RPD in the Meantime
...And if there fit becomes loose they can be more difficult to reline or repair than other types of dentures...

3 Reasons for Why It's a Smart Move to Invest in Dental Implants
...As we mentioned before, the initial implant cost is typically higher than either dentures or bridges...

Cracked Mouth Corners can be Irritating - Here's How to Treat Them
...Long-term wind or cold exposure, ill-fitting dentures or a lack of back teeth (which help support facial structure) may also contribute to the condition...

Tooth Loss: A Health Risk for Older Adults
...There are several ways to replace a full set of missing teeth including removable dentures, overdentures, and fixed dentures...

Implants
Before development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth...

Crowns and Bridges
... Bridges are sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures, because they are semi-permanent and are bonded to existing teeth or implants...