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Why your jaw protrudes with old dentures

Question from reader: I have been wearing my current dentures 10 years. Why does my lower jaw protrude? As your back teeth wear down, your lower jaw has tendency to come forward. This is a sure sign it’s time for new dentures. The American Dental Association recommends replacing your dentures every 5 to 7 years. […]

Dentures and Dental Implants work together? by Portland Dentures

Question from reader: I am 46 years old. I wear an upper and lower denture. I have very little ridge left on the lower. The dentist I saw one year ago for dentures said he didn’t believe in implants. Do you have any suggestions? It is very unfortunate that you were discouraged in seeking a […]

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Options for long time denture wearers – by Portland Dentures

Question from a reader: I’ve worn dentures for over 30 years now, and there’s very little ridge left on my lower jaw. What are my options? There are several options to remedy your situation. We have special back teeth designed to stabilize the lower denture. This eliminates most tipping and rocking that can cause great […]

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I need to have all my teeth extracted. What can I expect with my first set of dentures?

What to expect with your first set of dentures This calls for an “immediate denture.” An advantage is you’ll immediately have a new set of dentures that can help reduce swelling during the healing period after your natural teeth are extracted. Prior to your tooth extraction, we take impressions of your teeth and surrounding tissue, […]

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Why do all dentures seem to look alike?

Why Do Cheap Dentures All Look The Same? A common complaint of denture wearers is the dreaded “denture look.” Mass production has brought us artificial teeth of uniform size, shape and color; dull, lifeless teeth placed in a picket fence arrangement. Many denture wearers are self-conscious with this neutered look (neither masculine or feminine) and […]

I lost my smile after my natural teeth were extracted. I don’t even smile for pictures anymore. What can be done to help me get my smile back?

Getting your smile back with custom cosmetic dentures There is a very good chance you can have your smile back. It is a fact that denture wearers want and need more than is being offered from the typical office. Custom denture treatment is available. You will need to choose a denture specialist/cosmetic artist to get […]

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