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David M. Fisher, JS., DDS Blog

Do Dentures Prevent Bone Loss?

October 7, 2023

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Illustration of human skull with jawbone highlighted

Tooth loss is a common problem among older adults. Many individuals choose to get dentures to recomplete their smile. Certainly, dentures can look beautiful and restore a measure of chewing power. However, they have some downsides. For example, they might affect the health of your jawbone. This blog post explains the relationship between dentures and bone loss. It also provides information on how you can keep your jaw healthy and strong.

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How Many Hours Per Day Can You Wear Dentures?

September 15, 2023

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Upper full denture in palm of handAdvancements in materials and technologies allow dentures to look and feel more natural than ever before. They’ll fit so well you may never want to take them out. However, wearing your dentures for too long puts you at risk of serious complications for your oral and general health. You will even need to replace your dentures sooner. Here’s how long you should be wearing your dentures to keep your mouth and body healthy.

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Meta-Analysis Reveals the Hidden Danger of Ill-Fitting Dentures

August 11, 2023

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An older man smiling with his dentures

Dentures are a lifeline for many people who have suffered tooth loss. They allow eating, talking, and emoting normally without fear or embarrassment. However, when these important prosthetics don’t sit correctly in your mouth, or if they fall into disrepair, they may hurt you in more ways than one.

A meta-analysis—or a study of multiple studies—of the link between dentures that don’t fit correctly and a deadly disease reveals a surprising result. Continue reading to learn more on this study and signs to look for that might indicate your dentures aren’t in good working order.

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Do You Have to Worry About Your Dental Implants Rusting?

July 20, 2023

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Dental implant lying next to model of tooth

If you’ve heard about the advantages of dental implants, you may be considering getting them to replace any teeth that are missing from your smile. But when you hear that dental implant posts are made of metal, you might start to worry. Will your metal implants eventually rust? And is there anything you can do to protect them? The answers to these vital questions can be found below.

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3 Reasons Not to Be Self-Conscious About Dental Implants

June 7, 2023

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woman with dental implants

Living without a full set of teeth can cause most people to feel self-conscious about their appearance. Challenged by the inability to perform normal daily tasks (i.e., eating and speaking), it can make spending more time at home a reality for many. So, why would you be embarrassed about your dental implants? As permanent prosthetics, they look and act just like natural teeth. Before you decide to pass on another opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends, here are 3 reasons you don’t need to be ashamed of your new smile.

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Lifestyle Changes to Protect Your Dental Implants

May 12, 2023

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dental implant in someone’s mouth

Dental implants are often celebrated as one of the greatest tooth replacement options, not the least because of their incredible durability. Studies have shown that around 95% of dental implants remain successful at 20 years. Many of them even last as long as 30 if they’re maintained well.

That said, dental implants can fail if they aren’t maintained very well, so if you want to get the most out of them, there are a few changes you can make to your lifestyle that your dental implants may appreciate.

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Why You Shouldn’t Reline Your Dentures Yourself

April 2, 2023

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a dentist holding a pair of dentures

Dentures are among the most tried-and-true dental solutions for replacing missing teeth, and they’ve served countless patients well in their quest to live a normal life with full oral functionality! But as convenient and useful as they may be, the restorations can, unfortunately, stop fitting as intended. Needless to say, this can cause issues for patients and necessitates the need for their dentures to be relined—but is this something patients should do themselves, or should they seek out professional assistance? Keep reading to learn more about why it’s always best to have your dentist handle this process.

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3 Questions Your Dentist Will Love to Hear at Your Cosmetic Dental Consultation

March 3, 2023

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patient talking to their dentist

If you’re like most people, you have at least one thing—if not a few things—that makes you uncomfortable about your smile. Thankfully, cosmetic dentistry is capable of addressing just about any aesthetic issue you might have with your teeth.

The field is so expansive that if you have a cosmetic dentistry appointment coming up you may not actually know where to start. Here are some questions that it would be good to ask at a cosmetic dentistry appointment.

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What Does It Feel Like to Undergo a Tooth Extraction?

February 7, 2023

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a dentist holding a tooth after extraction in Greensboro

Do you have an extremely damaged or decayed tooth? Are you experiencing loose teeth as a result of gum disease? Do you require extra room in your mouth for orthodontic treatment? While a tooth extraction is effective, safe, and may be necessary for any of these cases, some patients may hesitate to undergo the procedure due to fear of discomfort or pain. Keep reading to learn what you can expect during your treatment process and important aftercare tips for a speedy recovery.

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A Quick Go-To Guide for Cosmetic Dentistry

January 11, 2023

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a woman with a bright beautiful smile from cosmetic dental treatments

Smiling is a powerful thing! Research has shown that it not only improves mood but also boosts the immune system, lowers blood pressure, and reduces stress. Unfortunately, some people don’t feel confident about their pearly whites, so they are less likely to reap these benefits due to not wanting to show them. However, there’s good news! Cosmetic dentistry can fix a broad range of dental imperfections. Here’s what to know about it and some of its services.

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