Glastonbury Dental Associates Blog
How Much of a Difference Does Attaching Dentures to Dental Implants Make?
March 30, 2023
Everyone knows that dentures can be used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth; your parents and grandparents may have worn them. Today, advancements in dentistry have made it possible to attach dentures to dental implants embedded in the jaw. But how much of a difference does this approach truly make? Here’s an overview of some of the advantages that implant dentures can have over traditional ones.(more…)
A Quick Guide to Find the Best Cosmetic Dentist for Your Smile
January 9, 2023
You have dreamed of a picture-perfect smile for a while now and finally decided to make it a reality! Cosmetic dentistry has made it possible to fix an array of dental imperfections and transform your teeth into bright, radiant pearly whites. However, the first part of achieving your dental goals is finding the right dentist. Here are four helpful tips to guide you to the best one in your area for your custom smile!(more…)
4 Problems Cosmetic Dental Bonding Can Fix
December 28, 2022
It’s not uncommon to have an imperfect smile, and many people wish to improve how it looks. Cosmetic dental bonding is a popular treatment used to correct aesthetic issues to make a patient’s smile more visually appealing. This treatment is less expensive than many other cosmetic options and can fix a range of issues. Read on to learn about some of the most common ones.(more…)
Facetime: How Gum Disease Affects Face Shape
October 8, 2022
There are seven basic face shapes: oval, round, square, diamond, heart, pear, and oblong. Genetics play a big role in what shape appears before you in the mirror. But did you know that gum disease can eventually affect that shape? Here’s all you need to know about the impact gum disease can have on your visage and how your dentist can help!(more…)
Root Canal vs. Tooth Extraction: Which Is Right for Me?
September 8, 2022
Do you have a severely damaged or infected tooth? One of the most effective ways to resolve this is with root canal therapy. With this minor oral surgery, you can alleviate discomfort and save your natural tooth. But what if it’s easier to simply extract it instead? Although this may make sense, there are other complications to consider when pulling a permanent one. Keep reading to learn all about the pros and cons of a root canal and tooth extraction to help you determine the best option for you!(more…)
Can I Brush My Dentures While I’m Wearing Them?
August 3, 2022
Dentures are one of the most popular methods of replacing missing teeth, mainly due to their cost-effectiveness coupled with their realistic look and feel. And although they’re durable and can last for several years, it’s heavily dependent on your willingness to take proper care of them! One question that comes up often for new patients with dentures is how they’re supposed to brush their dentures; is it okay to clean them while they’re inside your mouth? Keep reading to learn why this might not be a great idea, along with some tips for cleaning them the correct way.(more…)
5 Full Mouth Reconstruction Treatment Options
July 4, 2022
Are you tired of living with daily dental pain? Are you embarrassed by the health or appearance of your smile? You may be a candidate for full mouth reconstruction. Contrary to common belief, it isn’t a single procedure. Instead, your dentist creates a personalized treatment plan using services catering to your specific needs. Since every mouth and situation differs, here are 5 procedures that may be right for you.
Talking with Dentures: Tips, Tricks, & What to Expect
June 15, 2022
Talking with dentures has a reputation for being extremely difficult. A few may even think that the issue makes treatment pointless. However, the learning process isn’t nearly as hard as these stereotypes suggest. With just a little time, anyone can speak clearly and confidently with these replacement teeth. To prove it, here’s a summary of how dentures affect speech and some tips to speed up your adjustment to them. Read it over and you’ll see that the prosthetic not only restores your smile but also makes you a fine speaker(more…)
How to Tell If a Toothache Is a Dental Emergency
February 10, 2022
If you’ve ever had a toothache, you know how uncomfortable they are. Dental pain can make it difficult to eat, concentrate, and get enough sleep at night. Not all kinds of toothaches require an emergency dental visit, but some need to be treated as soon as possible to prevent further damage. Read on to learn about three kinds of toothaches that aren’t a dental emergency and five that are.(more…)
5 Signs You Need to Have Your Dentures Replaced
January 7, 2022
Dentures have come a long way from the uncomfortable, rudimentary restorations of the past. They can replace several missing teeth, an entire arch, or all your pearly whites. Dentures allow you to gain back some of your bite power and make it easier to eat, smile, talk, and laugh with friends and family. Broken or ill-fitting dentures can lead to a range of issues, including difficulty chewing, indigestion, or a nutrient deficiency. They may also make it hard to speak and are more likely to fall out of your mouth. Read on to learn about five signs that you may need to speak with your dentist about having new dentures made.(more…)