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Do Dentures Stop Bone Loss? Here’s What You Should Know

April 20, 2021

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Diagram of an implant denture

If you are missing multiple teeth, it’s important to keep in mind that you are far from the only one. In fact, roughly 187 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, with tens of millions missing all of their teeth. As a result, people often consider dentures to rebuild their smile quickly and affordably. Unfortunately, dentures only go so far in the tooth replacement process. For example, if you want to protect your bone health, as well as take back your smile, you’ll want to keep reading.


How Long Does It Take to Get Dentures?

February 3, 2021

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Collection of full and partial dentures on white background

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, approximately 40 million Americans are missing all of their teeth. Are you one of them? Then you probably already know how missing teeth can lower your self-esteem and make it harder to eat a balanced diet. Fortunately, traditional dentures can restore the appearance and function of your smile – probably in just a few weeks! If you are tired of living without most or all of your teeth, dentures may be the perfect tooth replacement solution for you. Want to know more? From start to finish, here’s a breakdown of the process of getting dentures.


Holiday Foods for Denture Wearers to Avoid and Enjoy

November 2, 2020

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Dinner table covered with holiday foods

Whether you’re doing the cooking or the taste-testing, it goes without saying that holiday foods often encourage holiday cheer. Unfortunately, some seasonal eats are not ideal for denture wearers. Dentures are very delicate, so the foods you indulge in can cause more damage than you may think. Keep reading to learn which foods you can enjoy and which you should avoid altogether!


How Many Dental Implants Will I Need to Support a Denture?

October 27, 2020

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full denture on bottom arch retained by dental implants

For patients who are sick and tired of a traditional denture sliding around and making it difficult to talk and eat, dental implants present a wonderful alternative. Because they’re firmly embedded in your jawbone, you won’t have to worry about them slipping out of place and creating awkward moments. The only question is, how many dental implants will you need to support a denture? The amount can vary from two to eight implants per jaw. To find out how many you’ll need, you’ll have to answer the following four questions.


Summer Foods You Can Enjoy with Dental Implants

July 17, 2020

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Illustration of dental implant in Manchester

When you’re missing teeth, you can run into many problems both related to your health and how easy it is for your mouth to function on a regular basis. If you don’t replace them, you could experience speech issues, jawbone deterioration, early aging, low confidence, misaligned teeth, and difficulty chewing. Staying away from your favorite foods often becomes the norm. Fortunately, with dental implants in Manchester, it doesn’t have to be! Read on to learn about all of the summer foods you can enjoy, and which ones you should be more careful about.


Now Is the Best Time to Get a Straight Smile with ClearCorrect!

June 17, 2020

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Woman with straight teeth smiles after using ClearCorrect

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, video calls have become an important way to connect with others while maintaining social distancing. Whether you’re virtually meeting with family, friends, or coworkers, your smile is being broadcasted farther than ever before. Suddenly, it can feel like there’s a spotlight on your crooked teeth. Thankfully, you can get a straight smile that you can’t wait to show off thanks to a modern orthodontic treatment called ClearCorrect!


Why Do I Need to Rinse Before the Dentist?

May 11, 2020

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Oral hygiene products and mouthwash for COVID-19.Our way of life has changed to limit the spread of COVID-19. Besides social distancing and wearing personal protection, you’ll also notice a few differences when visiting your dentist, like being asked to use a mouthrinse before seeing your dentist. Although mouthwash gives you minty fresh breath, it also serves another purpose. Here’s why your dentist is asking you to use a mouthrinse before your appointment.


How Long Does it Take ClearCorrect Aligners to Straighten Teeth?

April 14, 2020

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ClearCorrect aligners being placed on a model of a mouth

Orthodontic treatments are a huge responsibility, and depending on your lifestyle, some people find that they aren’t actually able to commit to ClearCorrect until after they get their first set of aligners. If you’re wondering about how long ClearCorrect treatment will take to straighten your teeth and how often you’ll need to wear your aligners, then you’ve come to the right place. Read on to find out more about this advanced orthodontic treatment’s timeline and whether it’s a good fit for your lifestyle.


How Many Porcelain Veneers Will It Take to Rejuvenate My Smile?

February 7, 2020

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young woman smiling while having porcelain veneers in manchester placed

Smile flaws can leave you feeling down, but there’s a tried-and-true way to make the improvements that you desire: with the placement of porcelain veneers in Manchester. How many of the cosmetic fixtures will it take to upgrade your appearance, though? A local cosmetic dentist weighs in to tackle that question, to explain how the porcelain veneers procedure works and what types of smile challenges it can overcome.


Holiday Dental Emergencies: How to Be Prepared

December 19, 2019

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Even in the midst of holiday celebrations, your smile could suffer a severe injury at any time. You might develop a cavity from all the extra sweets, or you might crack a tooth trying to open a nut. It’s important to stay prepared so that you can act quickly no matter what kind of holiday dental emergencies strike. Here’s some tips for protecting your damaged teeth while waiting to see your dentist.

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