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How a Single Arch Denture Is Often Better Than Dentures for Both Arches
Posted on 3/20/2019 by Todd Jorgenson
We have patients that come in with their teeth in all different stages of problems. Some have perfectly good front teeth, but their back teeth have decayed to the point that they need replacement, and others have problems all around their mouth. When we evaluate our patient to determine the best course of treatment, we look at many factors before offering the patient their options. When it comes to dentures, we look at both sets of teeth, the upper and lower. What is most important when looking at the remaining teeth is the shape the remaining teeth are in. Your natural teeth are very important and keeping these teeth, or as many of them as possible is our aim. Aside from the fact that removing all of your natural teeth can change the shape of your jawbone, nothing can withstand the pressure of eating like your natural teeth. So How Do You Decide? When you have both arches replaced with dentures, you chewing efficiency decreases significantly. Not only are there foods you can't eat, but you also may not be able to macerate the food you do eat to achieve the maximum benefits of the vitamins they provide. When we evaluate your teeth, we prefer to replace the upper arch rather than the lower arch, if it is possible to save portions of either one. Your lower jaw is dynamic. It moves when you talk, open your mouth, sing or even make funny faces. This can make lower dentures less stable than dentures on your upper arches. Your tongue can also interfere with dentures placed on your lower arches. Most people don't think about it, but if you are considering replacing your teeth, pay a little attention to where your tongue is most of the time. Lastly, there is less support on your lower jaw for a denture. That doesn't mean it can't be done, but the question is what is better for you. If you would like an evaluation or further information, please contact us. We are happy to help with your decision....
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How a Single Arch Denture Is Often Better Than Dentures for Both Arches
3/20/2019
Gum Pain is Not Normal, So Call Us as Soon as It Starts
3/10/2019
How Do Your Gums Get Prepared for Dental Implant Surgery?
2/20/2019
Types of Procedures to Expect During Gum Disease Treatment
2/10/2019
Recovery After Scaling and Root Planing is Easy if You Are Prepared
1/20/2019
How to Keep Inflammation of the Gums Down at Home
1/10/2019
What to Do When You Notice Your Gums Bleeding
12/20/2018
What to Do Once Gum Disease is Treated
12/10/2018
Bridges Can Help Fill in Missing Gaps to Help Improve Gum Health
11/20/2018
Breast Cancer Could Be Linked to Gum Disease
11/10/2018
What to Know About Oil Pulling Before You Try It
10/20/2018
Do Longer Crowns Help Improve Your Oral Health?
10/10/2018
Symptoms You May Have Gum Cancer
9/20/2018
Methods for Reducing Gingival Pockets
9/10/2018
What Do Acidic Foods Do to Your Gums?
8/20/2018
What Benefits Come from Crown Lengthening?
8/10/2018
Difference Between Gum Disease and Periodontitis
7/20/2018
How Flossing Keeps Gums Tight Against Your Teeth
7/10/2018
The Most Common Types of Grafts You May Need Following Gum Disease Treatment
6/25/2018
The Importance of Flossing When You Need to Keep Gum Disease Away
6/15/2018
"Helping Gums Repair Themselves When They Begin to Bleed"
5/25/2018
"Foods You Want to Include for Improved Gum Health"
5/15/2018
How to Care for Your Gums with Gum Disease
4/20/2018
Do You Need a Perioscopy?
4/10/2018
How to Care for Your Gums with Gum Disease
3/20/2018
Do You Need a Perioscopy?
3/10/2018
What Does Gum Cancer Look Like?
2/20/2018
Types of Essential Oils to Reduce Gum Inflammation
2/10/2018
What Changes Your Gums Go Through as You Age?
1/20/2018
Vitamins Can Boost Your Oral Health
1/10/2018
What Untreated Gum Disease Can Do To Your Lungs
12/20/2017
What to Do to Help Gum Recession When You Have Dental Implants
12/10/2017
Things to Know About Abscess Treatment
11/25/2017
The Importance of Understanding the Severity of Gum Disease
11/15/2017
Signs of Periodontitis You Do Not Want to Ignore
10/20/2017
Is your Jaw Bone Reabsorbing?
10/10/2017
Does Alcohol-Based Mouthwash Aid in Treating Gum Disease?
9/20/2017
Do You Know the Consequences of Early Gum Disease?
9/10/2017
Could Your Oral Health Benefit from a Dental Crown?
8/23/2017
Does Scaling and Root Planing Hurt?
8/13/2017
Procedures You Can Have that May Help Regenerate Gum Tissue
7/30/2017
How Gums Respond to New Dental Implants
7/23/2017
Protecting Your Gums When You Have Diabetes
6/20/2017
Living with Aching Teeth and Gums Will Affect Your Quality of Life
6/10/2017
Treat Advanced Gum Disease if You Want to Save Your Teeth
5/20/2017
The Connection Between Gum Disease and Increased Cancer Rates
5/10/2017
Should Fluoride Be Added to Milk?
4/23/2017
Should Coconut Oil Be Part of Your Regular Oral Hygiene Routine?
4/13/2017
Do Ridge Augmentations Only Help Implants?
3/20/2017
Do Receding Gums Hurt?
3/10/2017
Do Your Gums Have Pockets?
2/23/2017
Could Drinking Too Much Juice Increase Your Gum Disease?
2/13/2017
Reasons You May Require a Gum Graft
1/23/2017
Pregnancy Related Gum Disease
1/13/2017
Does Mouthwash Cure Gum Disease?
12/23/2016
Does Losing Weight Affect Your Gum Disease?
12/13/2016
Money Troubles And Stress Can Lead to Periodontal Gum Disease
11/23/2016
Making Periodontal Visits Less Painful
11/13/2016
Why Gingivitis Doesn't Always Hurt Until Later Stages
10/25/2016
What to Do About Bleeding Gums
10/15/2016
Proper Oral Hygiene for After Scaling and Root Planing
9/25/2016
Cold Sores a Problem? How to Heal and Prevent Them!
9/15/2016
Do You Need to Replace Missing Teeth?
8/25/2016
What Does My Periodontist Mean With Debridement?
8/15/2016
Is Stress Connected to Gum Disease?
7/25/2016
Drinking Milk Might Prevent Gum Disease
7/15/2016
Why Do Your Gums Look So Pale?
6/27/2016
What You Can Do About Swollen Gums
6/17/2016
Are You a Good Candidate for Gum Grafting?
5/27/2016
Are Dental Implants an Option if My Gums Are Receding?
5/17/2016
The Connection Between Gum Disease and Oral Cancer
4/25/2016
Take a Look at How Antimicrobial Therapy Might Help to Treat Gum Disease
4/15/2016
Alcohol Might Be Responsible for Your Receding Gums
3/27/2016
A Periodontal Abscess is a Dental Emergency
3/17/2016
The New Technology Behind Same-Day Crowns
2/27/2016
Seniors Need to Worry about Gum Health
2/17/2016
What to Expect after Dental Implant Surgery
1/27/2016
What Is Pregnancy Gingivitis And How Can You Tell If You Have It?
1/17/2016
The Importance of Regular Oral Cancer Screenings
12/27/2015
Periodontal Pocket Reduction
12/17/2015
What to Expect during Your Sinus Lift
11/25/2015
The Pros and Cons of Tooth Reshaping
11/15/2015
Benefits of Cone Beam X-Rays
10/25/2015
All About Osseointergration
10/15/2015
The Dangers of Not Caring for your Implants
9/25/2015
Gum Recontouring: What is It?
9/15/2015
Repairing Your Overall Health After Gum Disease
8/25/2015
When Pregnant, Is a Little Bleeding of the Gums to be Expected?
8/15/2015
Take Things Slow with New Dentures
7/28/2015
Why Be Concerned About Gum Disease?
7/15/2015
Reasons you have Gingival Gum Recession Without Gum Disease
6/20/2015
Are you Too Old for Dental Implants?
6/10/2015
Don't Be Afraid of Scaling and Root Planning
5/25/2015
How Untreated Periodontal Disease can Lead to Tooth Loss
5/10/2015





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