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Tooth Replacement and Bone Loss

February 21, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtubo @ 6:40 am
Close-up of a model of an implant denture

When picking the method of tooth replacement ideal for you, there’ a lot to consider. Dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants are all incredible, and each of them has their advantages. This makes picking between them a little bit complicated.

One element to consider is bone loss, which can be a problem for patients who have lost many of their teeth. Each method of tooth replacement differs in their capacity to handle this problem; here’s how you can pick between them on the basis of this issue.


Do My Broken Dentures Count As a Dental Emergency?

February 9, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtubo @ 6:37 am
set of broken dentures on a table

Modern dentures are remarkably sophisticated. They’re capable of replacing a mouth full of teeth with just a single procedure, and offer such incredible realism that it can be easy to forget that they aren’t your actual teeth.

This can make it pretty jarring when your prosthetic breaks. This can easily feel like a little bit of an emergency, so if you’re curious about how you should proceed, here’s what you ought to know about how to handle this situation.


Risky Restorations: Can You Create Your Own Tooth Replacements?

January 20, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtubo @ 8:50 pm
Dental implant and dental bridge on blue background

In recent years, more people have struggled to afford dental care because of changes in their life circumstances after the pandemic. As a result, there’s been a rise in attempts at do-it-yourself dental resolutions to save on expenses. One popular trend has been to rebuild your smile by creating your own customized tooth replacements. While you may be tempted to try this at home, there are risks to your oral health if you do. Keep reading to learn why it’s important to see your dentist for a professionally placed restoration!


Timely Teeth: 3 Ways Dental Implants Contribute to a Longer Life

January 15, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtubo @ 5:12 pm
Dentist holding sample dental implant with gloved hands

You may already know that dental implants have many benefits for your oral well-being. They’re the only restorative treatment that includes a support rod inserted directly into your jawbone to function like a root. As a result, many dentists consider them to be the gold standard of tooth replacements.  

Are you aware, however, that dental implants are also associated with a longer life? Keep reading to learn about 3 of the ways this advantageous treatment increases your longevity!


Emergency Responses: Treatment of the Most Common Dental Emergencies

December 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtubo @ 6:10 pm
a woman having a dental emergency holding her jaw

A dental emergency can strike at any time, causing pain and discomfort that requires immediate attention. Dentists are trained to handle these situations, often allotting time each day specifically to treat them. But what constitutes a dental emergency? How are they treated?

Continue reading to see an overview of the most common dental emergencies and how dentists alleviate pain and mitigate complications.


I’m Upgrading from Dentures to Dental Implants; What’s That Like?

December 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtubo @ 11:35 pm
Dental implant

Dentures can be a fantastic way to restore a smile after extensive tooth loss, but they aren’t for everyone. They can make it difficult for some people to eat a wide variety of nutritious foods, and others have trouble with them when trying to communicate because they slip out of place while they speak. Luckily, dental implants can be a sturdier, more permanent tooth loss solution. Here’s a brief guide to transitioning from dentures to dental implants.


Why Should You Be Thankful for Dental Implants?

November 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtubo @ 12:23 pm
A family showing gratitude during Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving nearly here, you’ve likely gotten into the holiday spirit. Maybe you’re reflecting on life’s blessings – family, friends, faith, etc. Still, don’t forget about your restored smile. There are many reasons to be thankful for dental implants right now. As it happens, these prosthetics do a lot to improve your quality of life. If you need some examples, your Whitinsville dentist will share some. Here are four big reasons to be grateful for implants on Thanksgiving.


5 Complications of Ill-Fitting Dentures

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtubo @ 2:50 am
patient smiling after having ill-fitting dentures fixed

Dentures, removable replacements for missing teeth, play a crucial role in restoring bite strength and enhancing your smile. Well-fitted full dentures securely adhere to the gums, while partial dentures should align seamlessly with natural teeth. However, when dentures don’t fit properly, they can give rise to several problems. Explore the following blog to learn about five issues that can result from poorly fitting dentures.


Can You Replace Your Current Denture or Bridge with Dental Implants?

August 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtubo @ 1:07 pm
Dental implants offer many benefits, but can you still get them even if you already have a traditional denture or bridge?

Traditional dental bridges and dentures can both be used to re-complete your smile when teeth are missing. But as reliable as these forms of tooth replacement can be, dental implants come with many unique advantages. Can you still have dental implants placed even if you currently have a traditional bridge or denture? And what makes dental implants such a good option for tooth replacement to begin with? The answers to these questions can be found below.


I Am Missing My Front Teeth: Can Dental Implants Replace Them?

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtubo @ 9:27 pm
Woman questioning expression

While it’s common for patients to replace their back teeth with dental implants, believe it or not, it’s also perfectly possible for patients to use these innovative restorations to replace their front teeth. The procedure is largely the same in either case and can prevent dental health problems such as bone loss or further loss or decay of teeth. Read on to learn how having your dentist replace your front teeth with dental implants might be easier than you thought.

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