To the eye, the acrylic surface of a denture appears to be solid. However, denture acrylic is actually porous and full of microscopic crevices. For denture patients, this means that even a thorough brushing may not sufficiently penetrate the many hiding places that bacteria find in a denture’s surface.
Some of our patients who have been wearing dentures for many years are familiar with porcelain denture teeth.
Porcelain has a reputation as a durable material for denture teeth. It resists wear, thus preserving tooth length for a longer period compared to acrylic teeth. Porcelain’s translucency, depth of colour, and reflection of light have also long been considered the gold standard of artificial teeth.
Whether you’re getting your first denture or you’ve been wearing dentures for years, most patients will experience some difficulties when adjusting to a new denture. Happily, these problems can be managed and in most cases overcome. (more…)
Appointments with health care practitioners are a routine part of life for any person with Alzheimer’s. However, like all changes to that person’s routine, they can also trigger anxiety. If you provide care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, here are some things you can do to create less stressful and more successful experiences during Denturist appointments. (more…)