A Meeting Between Teeth: Should Teeth Touch While You Are at Rest?

Posted on: 8 December 2017

Throughout a normal day, your teeth should only come into contact with each other for several minutes at most. Contact between your teeth will generally occur during activities such as eating or speaking, and of course when smiling. When you are at rest, there should be a 2-4mm gap between the occlusal surfaces of your teeth. This space is referred to as the freeway space. If you have noticed that your upper and lower teeth tend to be in contact while you are resting (not sleeping), this is something you need to address before it becomes an issue.
[Read More]

Turn the Screw on Dental Implant Fear: 3 Reasons Not to Fear Dental Implant Surgery

Posted on: 20 November 2017

For some dental patients, the thought of having one or more dental implants inserted into their jawbone fills them with abject fear. This fear can then put them off getting implants altogether. To do so, however, would be a mistake. Dental implants promote jawbone growth while anything else has little to no effect on bone growth. While it is easy to understand why you might feel apprehensive about dental implant surgery, the operation itself is really not as bad as you might imagine.
[Read More]

Two Halves Don't Make a Bite: What to do When Your Dentures Break in Two

Posted on: 24 October 2017

When it comes to taking care of your dentures, much like your natural teeth, if you take care of them, they can last for many years. Dentists recommend that patients replace their dentures every 5-8 years but it is not unheard of for patients to wear the same set of dentures for a decade or two. Unfortunately, accidents happen and wear and tear takes its toll causing some dentures to break--often at the most embarrassing moments.
[Read More]

A Denture Adventure Decision to Make: How to Decide if Full Dentures Are the Right Choice

Posted on: 5 October 2017

Sacrificing what remains of your natural teeth, no matter how bad their condition, in favour of full dentures is never an easy decision to make. This is especially true if you are still in your twenties or thirties. Once your natural teeth are gone, there is no getting them back. However, getting full dentures today does not mean that you need to wear them forever. You could later opt for dental implants or to support your full dentures with mini dental implants at a later date.
[Read More]