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Cosmetic Dentistry | Why Do I Need A Reline When I Just Got My Dentures A Year Ago?

Cosmetic Dentistry | Why Do I Need a Reline When I Just Got My Dentures a Year Ago?

On average, dentures should be replaced approximately every 7 years, and after approximately 1 year for an immediately placed "treatment denture."  When a patient wears complete dentures, supporting bony ridges are subjected to unnatural forces that contribute to rapid loss of bone.  Therefore, the fit of the denture changes rapidly.  Secondly, ill-fitting dentures cause even more damage to supporting bone as…

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Avoiding Appliance Antics

Avoiding Appliance Antics

Bite splints, nightguards, partial dentures, retainers, and dentures are types of removable dental appliances. They typically are made partially or completely out of acrylic, a porous type of plastic that is made from mixing a powder and a liquid that goes through several stages as it sets: granular, liquid, gel, putty, and then solid. While many steps are taken in…

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Reasonable Expectations For New Denture

Reasonable Expectations for New Denture

Denture Expecations There is a tendency for many to desire dentures rather than to invest in saving their existing teeth through maintenance and restorative dentistry. I personally cannot understand this, and I definitely cannot understand why some dentists would agree to remove reasonably salvageable teeth to comply with a patient's desire to have dentures. Denture wearers usually have decreased confidence…

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