Dentures

By Dr. Sepi Fatahi DMD The teeth of a denture are typically made from various types of resin or porcelain. The latter was traditionally the preferred material because it was stronger and more durable. Porcelain is still used in some instances and has a number of advantages:A glass-like ceramic material, porcelain has the same translucent appearance as natural tooth enamel, and can be color-matched closely with other teeth in the patient’s mouth. Porcelain teeth feel similar to natural teeth. This makes them easier to adapt to than...

Prosthesis

By Dr. H. Kopel There are numerous treatment options for fully edentulous patients today. These include full upper and lower dentures, implant-assisted prostheses (overdentures), implant-supported removable prostheses (hybrids) and implant-supported fixed bridgework. Although implant-assisted overdentures “assist” retention and stability, soft tissue and bone are still relied upon to lend support to this type of prosthesis. The overdenture will be much more stable than a regular denture and usually has 2-4 implants supporting it....

Dental Prosthesis Care

by Dr. O. Karnakova Among many of the different care approaches for fixed tooth retained bridges and fixed implant bridges, brushing and flossing still remains the most effective and preferred method by dentists. Inadequate oral hygiene will eventually lead to gum disease and the formation of cavities. Ideally, brushing should be performed after every meal, or a minimum of two times daily for at least two minutes. It is important to brush around the gumline, where plaque is most prone to accumulate. The toothbrush should be held at a...