In United States, approx. 55% of the adult population has one or more teeth missing. Out of the people with missing teeth, only approx. 15% of them seek treatment of the missing teeth. Out of those seeking treatment, approx. 80% of them get treatment with conventional dentistry(dentures, partial dentures, flippers, snap-on-smile, […] Read more »
Difference Between Implant Retained Overdentures And Teeth In A Day
Lately, in my conversations with my new patients who come for full mouth restoration with dental implants, I realized that there is a misunderstanding between the Implant Retained Overdentures and Teeth in a Day/All-on-4. In this blog I will explain the similarities and differences between the two of them. Implant […] Read more »
Why are Dental Implants so Expensive and How You Can Afford Them?
I am asked this question all the time when I quote a treatment plan containing dental implants. I have to agree with the patient that yes, it is a lot of money, but when one looks at the value that one gets back after having one or more missing teeth replaced […] Read more »
Unwanted side effects of wearing dentures part 2
Continuing from “Unwanted side effects of wearing dentures part 1“. 7. Excessive Lip Support Because they are made from acrylic, the dentures need to have a certain thickness and to cover a bigger area in the mouth in order to be somehow stable in the mouth and also not break […] Read more »
Unwanted side effects of wearing dentures part 1
Some patients come in because of a tooth ache and when they find out that they need a root canal therapy and a crown for the tooth that is hurting in order to save it, they opt for taking the tooth out. This point is the begining of the road […] Read more »
Possible Side Effects of Fixodent, Poligrip and Super Poligrip
14 Million Americans wear dentures. Most of those dentures do not stay in the mouth by themselves and need to be stabilized either by dental implants or by denture cream. Dental Implants privide the best support, retention and stabilization for the denture. If the denture is connected to the implants, […] Read more »
Imagine Angelina Jolie without teeth? Is it worth not having teeth?
You can find in the Internet plenty of photos showing how various celebrities would look without teeth. One example that I picked was Angelina Jolie. The photos above are selfexplanatory. The difference that the teeth make in the person’s face, communication, confidence and perception by the others is tremendous. Imagine […] Read more »
What is the difference between implants and miniimplants?
A lot of new patients come in and ask to have a consultation with me about miniimplants. When I ask them how did they heard about miniimplants, they answer that they heard from the newspaper, TV informacials or the previous dentist suggested them. By definition miniimplants are dental implants with […] Read more »
What is a Permanent Denture?
A denture is a man made set of teeth for the upper and/or lower jaws. After the teeth are lost, all that is left is the gums covering the jaw bone. It is not the best situation to function. Practically a person cannot chew with the bare gums, being limited […] Read more »
Psychologic and Other Side Effects of Missing Teeth
Nearly 50% of the adults in United States have missing teeth. As dentists we wonder how come in the richest country in the world, with all the financial and technology resources, we still have a lot of patients losing teeth. The two main clinical factors are gum disease and dental […] Read more »