Improving one’s own appearance is big business. Just look at the many products advertised in the marketplace that promise to make us look more youthful and vibrant. When it comes to the smile, a beautiful white smile can exude confidence and make the person feel better about themselves. Discolored, chipped, slightly crooked, or spaces between the teeth can often be a reason that people are unable to present their best self to the public.
Unless you have the gift of being psychic, no one can really predict the future. However, it is possible to pay attention to current dental trends and issues that haven’t been solved in order to see what could potentially be the next logical steps that are on the horizon. I recently reviewed the dental literature to get a glimpse of what the future holds for dental practitioners and where dentistry may be headed as a whole 10 to 15 years from now.
In this article, we will discuss the various types of complete denture relines including soft denture relines and hard denture relines, laboratory-processed relines versus chairside relines, and denture rebases. I will give you some things to consider to keep you out of trouble and to aid your denture laboratory by providing the records that will produce the best outcome. I will also provide some convenient checklists to help make your life easier.
Adam Miller2020-01-08T08:44:27-07:00December 11th, 2019|
Change is inevitable and Stomadent Dental Laboratory is changing with advancing technology in the form of new offerings to dental professionals. Today we will discuss the latest offering from Stomadent – titanium partial denture frameworks.
Adam Miller2019-12-05T12:42:28-07:00November 19th, 2019|
Since Stomadent Dental Laboratory is an exclusive provider of Noble BioCare, I have the privilege of reviewing the types of products that Nobel BioCare has to offer. The On 1 concept is a relatively new one. Maybe you have heard of it and maybe not. If it is new to you, it might be worth exploring it in greater detail. I will share what I know with you.
Adam Miller2019-12-05T12:38:39-07:00November 13th, 2019|
Whether to treat dental implants like their natural tooth counterparts and restore them with cemented restorations or treat them as a different entity and restore them with screw-retained crowns requires careful consideration. We all have our ideas of what works best clinically in our own hands and what is the best solution for our patients.
Adam Miller2019-12-05T12:57:19-07:00November 12th, 2019|
If you ask, most patients will tell you they hate their lower denture. Lower dentures flip and flop. They are notoriously unstable and are difficult to wear. In many cases, the only option to improve the patient’s overall well-being and happiness is to stabilize the denture with implants.
Adam Miller2019-12-05T12:56:57-07:00October 30th, 2019|
How many times has this happened: a patient presents with an existing implant overdenture that does not fit. Although the denture snaps into place correctly, the patient complains the denture feels loose or that a lot of food gets under the denture. The patient may also complain that they can’t chew well.
Cast metal partial dentures have been considered the standard of care for removable tooth replacement for a very long time. From the dentist’s perspective, they are functional and serve to fill the space left by the patient’s missing teeth.