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What Happens If Your Dentures Chip?

Dentures are a great replacement for missing teeth. However, like your natural teeth, they are not infallible. While they can stand up to most wear and tear, dentures can sometimes be chipped or cracked by crunching down too much on hard foods or by being dropped on the ground. So what do you do if your dentures chip?

Having your dentures chip can be a bit scary, as they were a big investment. Luckily, there are several ways to repair your dentures in the event they become damaged.

Use Dental Wax

In many cases, your dentures break suddenly and without warning. Because you probably don’t want to go toothless until you fix the ...

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What’s the Right Age to Get Dentures?

If you have an older adult in your life, there’s a good chance they have a set of partial or full dentures. Oral hygiene didn’t always have such as high standards, meaning that more people suffered from tooth decay and gum disease, leaving to their teeth falling out or needing to be pulled.

Just because dentures are strongly correlated with the older generation doesn’t mean that they’re exclusively for people of a certain age. Anyone who has missing teeth can get dentures, as they’re the easiest way to restore your smile.

What Age Groups Have Dentures?

If you asked most people, they’d probably just assume that the biggest group of people with dentures ...

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The Different Types of Dentures and What They Mean for You

Contrary to what you might think think, there’s not just one kind of denture. In fact, there are three main types of dentures – full dentures, partial dentures, and implant-supported dentures. Each of these dentures fits in a different way and accommodates different patients. However, they all have the same end result – providing pearly white and strong replacement teeth.

 

Confused about which type of denture might be right for you? Don’t be, as the differences are easy to understand.

Full Dentures

Full dentures are a removable appliance that can be used to replace teeth in both the upper and lower jaws.

Who Can Get Full Dentures?

If you have an entire row of missing ...

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8 Famous People You Had No Idea Wore Dentures

In Hollywood, having perfect, sparkling teeth is essential to nabbing the most coveted roles. It should come as no surprise to learn that many of your favorite stars have had dental implants or veneers in order to obtain their flawless smiles. However, some went a step even further by choosing to get dentures, either for a role or to replace missing teeth.

Unlike veneers, which sit on top of existing teeth to improve their appearance, dentures are fake teeth that fill voids where teeth are missing. They may or may not require having teeth removed in order to fit correctly.

Here are a few famous faces you probably never realized wore dentures.

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Dentists Work on Quality of Life, Not Just Teeth

About 15 percent of people between the ages of 50 and 64 are missing all of their teeth on either the upper or lower jaw. For patients like these, how do complete dentures affect their overall quality of life?

In 2011, a major earthquake shook Japan. There was a study done at the time that was performed to discuss whether dental care should be included in major-disaster relief efforts. When they polled the individuals who had lost their partial or complete dentures in the disaster. The top three risks they gave in losing their dentures were all related to overall quality of life. Those three risks were:

  • Problems with smiling, laughing and ...

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