Zumbro Family Dental Blog

Why is My Lower Denture Slipping?

December 8, 2023

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Close up of lower denture held in fingertips Dentures are more realistic and comfortable than ever before, thanks to new materials and technologies. Your denture should rest comfortably on your gum tissue, only relying on suction to stay in place. However, bottom dentures can slip or come loose. If you have difficulty chewing or talking because your denture won’t stop moving around, it can affect your quality of life. Here are a few reasons your denture might be slipping and what you can do to enjoy added stability.

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Preparing for a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation: 4 Questions to Ask

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbrong @ 8:42 pm
Female dental patient smiling and sitting in chair

Recently, you have been thinking about enhancing your smile with veneers or another type of cosmetic dentistry. To figure out what kind of treatment you should pursue, you have scheduled a cosmetic consultation with your dentist. How should you prepare for this visit? One thing you can do is make a list of all the questions that you want to have answered before moving forward with the cosmetic dentistry process. If you need help coming up with questions to ask, here are 4 examples.

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Knowing These Steps Ahead of Time Can Help You Save a Knocked-Out Tooth

August 11, 2023

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Tooth

If you’re a heavyweight boxer, a motorcycle stuntman, or just someone who might have an unexpected accident someday, you are at risk of knocking out one of your pearly whites. Nobody wants or expects it to happen, but knowing what to do when it does can make the difference between saving the tooth and needing an artificial dental restoration. Here are some useful tips to keep in mind if you ever find yourself on the way to your emergency dentist after knocking out a tooth!

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Is It Possible for Dental Implants to Rust?

July 4, 2023

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Model of single dental implantA dental implant is unlike any other treatment because it replaces both the root and the crown. A titanium post, an abutment, and a restoration are used to recreate the entire structure of the tooth. Since the process uses titanium, it’s normal to have concerns about the material rusting in your mouth. There’s no reason to worry because titanium is corrosion-resistant. 

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What Kind of Preliminary Work Could You Need Before Dental Implants?

June 28, 2023

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Woman showing smile with natural-looking dental implant

When you decide to get dental implants, you won’t always be able to have them placed right away. In many cases, specific treatments will need to be performed to ensure that the mouth and jawbone are ready for implant posts. The kind of preliminary work that you might require before dental implant placement can vary based on your circumstances, but here are a few of the most common examples.

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Can I Reline My Dentures Myself?

May 2, 2023

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Gloved hands polishing a dentureNew technologies and materials allow dentures to fit so well you may never want to take them out. However, there will come a time when your dentures start to slip or irritate your gums. Chances are they need to be relined. Although you can purchase over-the-counter kits, you should leave the adjustments to professionals. Here’s why you should skip DIY denture relining.

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Are DIY Dental Implants a Viable Solution for My Smile?

April 4, 2023

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a woman in Rochester thinking about dental implants

While people who are missing some or all of their teeth should seek restorative dentistry, many feel that dental treatment will be too expensive for them. This is one of the reasons there’s a growing trend of people using do-it-yourself approaches to renew their smiles. Although these may seem more convenient and cost-effective, they can pose risks to your oral health in the long run. Read on to learn why DIY dental implants and other prosthetic products should be avoided and how professional treatment from your dentist is the better choice.

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Will Bone Loss in Your Jaw Stop You from Getting Dentures?

March 17, 2023

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Woman holding dentures for the upper arch

About 178 million people in the United States are suffering from tooth loss. Many people deal with this issue by wearing lifelike, comfortable dentures that make it possible to speak clearly and chew all kinds of foods again. However, if your teeth have been missing for a while, you may have experienced bone loss in your jaw. Many people think this issue can prevent them from getting dentures, but is that really true? Here’s what you need to know when looking for a way to restore your incomplete smile.

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Look Out! 6 Things Your Dentist Never Puts in Their Mouth

February 28, 2023

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Closeup of person in blue shirt holding cigarette

From large chips and painful fractures to a completely knocked-out tooth, dental emergencies can be both stressful and painful to handle. Naturally, you want to avoid experiencing one at all costs. While implementing a solid oral hygiene routine and getting a dental checkup and cleaning every six months are great places to start, you can reduce your chances of sustaining a dental injury by following some other best practices. With this in mind, keep reading to learn six things your dentist never puts in their mouth!

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3 Dental Emergencies That Cause Facial Pain

January 12, 2023

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Often enough, facial pain seems harmless and unworthy of worry. You may even think it’ll fade, leaving you free to move on with your day. However, such facial discomfort is more serious than you’d think. Sometimes, it signals a dental emergency that needs prompt care! You’ll thus want to recognize when that’s the case. Luckily, your local practice can help you do so. Here are three dental emergencies that cause facial pain and why to see an emergency dentist for them.  

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