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Dealing with Dentures: Tips for Improving Stability

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drparker @ 3:21 pm
Older woman smiling with her new dentures

Have you ever struggled with your lower denture slipping or shifting while talking or eating? It can be frustrating and embarrassing, especially if it happens during a conversation. Many denture wearers face challenges with the stability of their dentures, especially the lower half, but why is that?

Understanding the reasons behind this issue is the first step toward finding a solution. Continue reading to learn how dentures destabilize so you can keep them anchored and go back to smiling without worry.

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What to Do When You Lose a Dental Crown

December 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drparker @ 12:19 pm
Close-up of a lost dental crown on a person’s finger

While there are worse things, losing a dental crown is still scary. That’s only natural – your worn tooth is exposed without its cap. Even so, you shouldn’t panic in this sort of situation. The only way to solve the problem is to follow the proper steps. Luckily, there are tricks and tips for handling a lost dental crown. Your local Marshall dentist will even share a few. So, here are four things to do when you lose a dental crown.

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If Your Dental Crown Isn’t Working Fine, It Can Develop a Thin Black Line

November 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drparker @ 11:14 pm
Crown

Dental crowns have improved significantly over recent decades, and the new models are virtually indistinguishable from real teeth. However, some older types of dental crowns can start giving themselves away as they begin to show their age. Here’s why porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns can develop a thin black line around their base and what you can do to keep your smile looking its best.

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Malicious Metals: 3 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Dental Crown

October 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drparker @ 8:43 pm
Close up on an open mouth that contains 2 silver metal dental crowns

Many adults today had dental problems in the past that were repaired with a metal crown because for many years that was the only option. More recent advancements in dental technology and methods, however, have allowed for updated techniques. Now, most dentists provide dental crowns made of different materials like composite resin or porcelain. This is good news for many who have experienced issues with their metal repairs. Keep reading to learn 3 reasons why you should consider replacing yours with a more modern restoration!

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How to Care for Your Dentures

October 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drparker @ 8:55 pm
person caring for dentures

If you’re facing the challenges of missing teeth and have opted for dentures as your tooth replacement solution, ensuring their longevity requires proper care. Dentures, providing a full and functional smile for around five to 10 years, demand meticulous maintenance. To extend their lifespan and preserve their functionality, keep reading to discover four essential tips on how to effectively clean and care for your dentures.

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How Do Dentists Color-Match Crowns to Teeth?

September 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drparker @ 9:53 pm
a closeup of a natural-looking dental crown

The evolution of dental technology has transformed the way we approach oral health care, making procedures like dental crowns much more seamless and natural-looking than ever before! Among the many impressive techniques employed by dentists, color-matching dental crowns to the rest of your teeth stands out as a blend of both artistry and incredible scientific precision. Continue reading to learn a little more about what goes into this process so that you can better appreciate these natural-looking, durable, life-changing restorations!

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Will Your Insurance Cover Sedation Dentistry?

August 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drparker @ 12:18 pm
A woman getting dental sedation

If you suffer from dental anxiety, you’re not the only one. Over half of all U.S. adults struggle with the condition. As such, there’s no shame in adding sedation dentistry to your dental care. Still, you likely have another question on your mind. Perhaps you’re asking yourself, “Will insurance cover dental sedation?” Luckily for you, your Marshall dentist can address that concern. So, here’s a primer on sedation dentistry and where it stands with insurance.

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3 Must-Know Tips for Making the Most of Your Dental Insurance Benefits

August 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drparker @ 6:33 pm
a closeup of a dental insurance form

It’s estimated that every year, dental insurance policy holders lose roughly 100 billion dollars in unused benefits, which is a staggering amount of lost money! But what’s worse than all of that wasted cash is the state that it leaves many people’s smiles in—dental insurance is an important part of maintaining a flourishing, confidence-inspiring grin. Continue reading to learn about 3 ways you can easily make the most of your dental insurance and ensure that your smile isn’t just happy—your wallet is, too!

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Debunking Denture Misconceptions: They’re Not Just for Seniors

July 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drparker @ 3:54 pm
A younger man smiling after getting dentures

For decades, the general attitude around dentures and who should receive them has been locked in place by stereotypes and stigmas. When you read the title of this post, you may have raised an eyebrow. There’s virtually no discussion in society at large about this topic, and it could lead many young adults to refuse treatment because they feel uncomfortable with how others may look at them.

It’s time to look beyond age and focus on the facts. Dentures are a great solution for those who have chronic dental issues, have been in accidents, or have underlying health conditions that contribute to tooth loss.

Read on to learn more about the biggest misconceptions about dentures, and how you can contribute a more positive mindset to the conversation at large.

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5 Harmful Habits You Need to Quit to Save Your Dentures

July 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drparker @ 4:35 pm
Elderly man smiling into handheld mirror as dentist wearing mask and holds gloved hand up to his chin

So you’ve decided to invest in restoring your smile with dentures—congratulations! These reliable restorations are better than ever before, but it’s important to remember that improper care of your dentures can make them lose their shape, warp, or stain. If you want to prolong the life of your dentures for years to come, there are some things you should know about how to care for them. Here are 5 harmful habits you need to quit to prolong the life of your dentures.

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