Did you know dentures have been around for almost 3000 years? Archeologists found evidence of dentures dating as early as 700 BC. In all that time, people have been replacing their teeth with ivory, wood, bone, porcelain, and, more recently, plastic. But until recently with the innovation of permanent dentures, they have all been replacing… Continue reading Permanent Dentures & Methods: 5 Benefits to Consider
Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably seen an ad about dental implants. You may have a lot of questions. Everyone here at Dakota Prosthetics and Implant Center understands and wants to ensure you have all the necessary information before you talk to your prosthodontist. What are Dental Implants? Dental implants… Continue reading Everything to Know About Dental Implants
If your oral surgeon suggests a dental implant to replace missing teeth, you’re probably wondering how the two compare. While a dental implant isn’t the same as a natural tooth, the look and function are very similar. In this guide, we’ll explain how dental implants compare to natural teeth so you’ll feel more comfortable with… Continue reading How Do Dental Implants Compare to Natural Teeth?
What is a dental bridge? A dental bridge is a dental appliance that fills the gap of one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge provides support to nearby teeth while replacing the missing teeth with false teeth made from a variety of materials, including porcelain fused to metal. Why you might need a… Continue reading What You Should Know About Dental Bridges
A prosthodontist is a specialist who focuses on treatments that repair damage and restore smiles after issues such as tooth decay or tooth loss. These providers complete extensive education in the field and practice their craft daily for optimal results. The types of damage addressed in prosthodontics varies widely, as do the types of interventions… Continue reading What treatments does a prosthodontist provide?
If you’ve suffered with tooth loss, you likely miss the days where you could bite into a crisp apple or chew a tasty, marbled steak. Adding insult to injury is the fact that conventional tooth replacement methods come with limitations that restrict our diets. Fortunately, there is a more durable solution to tooth loss: dentures… Continue reading Restore Your Mouth’s Maximum Function with All-on-4
Sometimes called “full-mouth rehabilitation”, full-mouth restoration involves rebuilding or replacing all teeth within the oral cavity. The expertise of a prosthodontist ensures that patients receiving full-mouth restoration enjoy both ideal oral function and a youthful, healthy aesthetic. When all teeth are affected by failing restorations, decay, and severe wear, a patient may need a variety… Continue reading What is full-mouth restoration?
If you’ve suffered from total tooth loss, one of the best treatment options to help you reclaim your oral function and restore your appearance are implant supported dentures. This treatment method is lifelike, low-maintenance, and comfortable. If you’ve experienced tooth loss, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our prosthodontist to determine if implant… Continue reading Do implant supported dentures have a lifelike appearance?
Are you looking into whether dental implants are a suitable treatment option for your tooth loss? These prosthetics make for wonderful replacement teeth that support oral health and improve oral function. Dental implants are also very durable and lifelike. If implant dentistry interests you, we recommend scheduling a consultation with our experienced prosthodontist. Following are… Continue reading Your Most Common Dental Implant Questions Answered
Sometimes teeth can be damaged beyond repair. When a tooth is not salvageable or is a threat to neighboring oral structures, a dentist may need to perform an extraction. Tooth extractions might be necessary when teeth are broken, badly decayed, impacted, or contributing to orthodontic concerns. Following are common scenarios where tooth extractions are recommended.… Continue reading When is a tooth extraction recommended?