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By Julie Folger, D.D.S
May 28, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures  

Do you need dentures now or expect that you might need the restorations in the future? Although appearance is certainly a key consideration when thinking about restoring your teeth, wearing dentures offers a few other advantages. Your Sherman, TX, dentists, Drs. Julie Folger and Ralf Poineal, can help you find the ideal denture option for you.

Dentures can boost your self-esteem

It can be hard to feel good about the way you look after you lose your teeth. In fact, concerns about your appearance may make you feel less confident in social situations or at work.

Although your grandparents' dentures may have looked like "false" teeth, today's dentures are designed to replicate the natural shape and color of teeth. In fact, people you just meet probably won't realize that you wear dentures.

Dentures may also reduce facial sagging, a common problem after tooth loss. Your teeth help support the muscles in the lower part of your face. Without dentures, sagging and wrinkling may occur, which can age your appearance prematurely.

Dentures improve your nutrition

Consuming pudding, soup, milkshakes and other soft or liquid foods may be fine for a few days, but adults weren't meant to live on a soft diet indefinitely. If you restrict the foods you eat because you can't chew, you won't receive the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients you need for good health.

Some people attempt to eat solid foods without chewing. This practice can lead to an upset stomach and increase your risk of choking. Dentures restore your ability to eat a well-rounded diet and make eating a safe, pleasurable experience once again.

Implant-supported dental implants, the newest denture option offered by your Sherman dentist, provides excellent biting power. The dentures make it easy to bite and chew hard foods and can be more comfortable than full or immediate dentures.

Dentures help you speak

No matter how hard you try, you won't be able to pronounce certain sounds without your teeth. Tooth loss can make communicating difficult and may even contribute to social isolation if you stop trying to talk to other people due to your frustrations. Although it will take a little while to adjust to your dentures, before long, you'll be speaking clearly.

Restore your smile with dentures! Call your Sherman, TX, dentists, Drs. Julie Folger and Ralf Poineal, at (903) 893-2540 to schedule an appointment.

By Julie Folger, D.D.S.
January 17, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures  

Couple with DenturesDentures replace your missing teeth to give you back your smile. However, choosing the best denture option for you depends on your own personal situation. Working with your dentist to understand your denture choices can ensure that you make the best decision for you. Find out more about dentures and how they can help you with Dr. Julie Folger and Dr. Ralf Poineal in Sherman, TX.

Do I need dentures?
Dentures replace all or most of the teeth on an arch. While this procedure is one of the best options for patients with significant tooth loss, other options, such as bridges, may better suit patients with only one or a few missing teeth. Dentures require a committed oral care routine to ensure they retain their shape and fit into the mouth properly. Additionally, patients should understand that replacing their teeth does not eliminate the need for routine dental examinations and cleanings with their dentist.

What are my denture options?
You can choose from several types of dentures:

  • Full Dentures: Full dentures replace all the teeth on an arch. You can wear a full denture on your top jaw, bottom jaw, or both.
  • Partial Dentures: Partial dentures replace most of the teeth on an arch. The remaining natural teeth fit through the partial denture, acting as anchors and receiving the stimulation they require to remain healthy and stay in place.
  • Immediate Dentures: Immediate dentures are made based on measurements taken at a preliminary appointment. The denture is ready to be worn immediately following an extraction procedure.

Dentures in Sherman, TX
If you think you could benefit from dentures, you should talk with your dentist to see if this is the best option for you. Your dentist can help you determine if you are a good candidate and which type of denture is best for your mouth and answer any questions you may have about your dental situation or restorations.

For more information on dentures or what they can do for you, please contact Dr. Julie Folger and Dr. Ralf Poineal in Sherman, TX. Call (903) 893-2540 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!

By Julie Folger, D.D.S.
April 24, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Tooth loss requires an adjustment in oral function and even in your self-esteem. After extractions, gum tissue and jaw bone structure dentureschange quickly and dramatically, diminishing the height of your bite and collapsing youthful facial dimensions. What are your denture options in Sherman, TX? Ask Dr. Julie Folger and Dr. Ralf Poineal for your best smile solution.

Partial or total loss

Don't feel as though you're the only one. About 120 million Americans have lost a single tooth to decay, injury, gum disease, and other circumstances, says the American College of Prosthodontists. Many more millions have no teeth at all. If you're counted in these numbers, your dentists in Sherman have denture choices to improve your appearance and how well you speak, bite, and chew.

To help you choose your best denture, Dr. Folger or Dr. Poineal will perform a complete examination, including X-rays. You'll discuss how your denture will look and fit into your mouth, as well as the "try-in" process and adjustment to and care of your new smile.

Types of dentures

There are several and include

  • Partial
  • Complete or full
  • Implant-supported

Partial dentures work for people who have lost one or more teeth but still have some healthy natural teeth remaining in their mouths. Pontics, or replacement teeth, are custom-made from tooth-colored acrylic. They anchor to natural teeth via light metal clasps.

Complete, or full, dentures may be placed immediately after tooth extraction or after bone and gum tissue have healed. Held in the mouth by the suction provided by the gums and alveolar arch (part of the jaw bone), complete dentures require precision craftsmanship for excellent fit and function. Typically, a quality denture needs no adhesive, but most appliances should be relined or remade as time passes because of changes in the shape of the oral cavity.

Implant-supported dentures provide unparalleled stability as they attach to titanium implant devices surgically placed in the jaw bone. Usually, your Sherman dentist utilizes four or more implants to secure these dentures.

Caring for dentures

You'll love the look of your new dentures in Sherman, TX, but the feel, function, and care take some getting used to. For instance, you may have to see Dr. Folger or Dr. Poineal a few times during the first month for adjustments on your appliances. Taking a denture in and out will feel awkward at first, and your oral hygiene routine will change to a special denture brush, toothpaste, or specially-formulated soak.

Additionally, be sure to come to the office as usual every six months for your examination, cleaning and any other concerns you have as a denture wearer.

Find out more

After tooth loss, life can be good again with premiere dentures from Dr. Folger and Dr. Poineal in Sherman, TX. Don't live with embarrassing and dysfunctional smile gaps. Instead, call our caring team at (903) 893-2540 for a personalized consultation.

By Julie Folger, D.D.S.
May 09, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental technology has evolved and kept pace with modern developments across the medical and health fields, and dentures are no denturesexception. In the past, dentures were something of a last result for older adults suffering from age-related periodontal disease and tooth loss. Although gum disease can be prevented and managed so that more people can keep most if not all of their natural teeth for most of their lives, periodontal disease and some degree of tooth loss remains a problem for Americans over the age of 30, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The good news is that dentures remain a standard solution for tooth loss for adults of all ages. Dr. Julie Folger, your Sherman, TX dentist, offers several denture options designed to restore both the cosmetic appearance and function of your teeth.

Give Your Smile (and Health) a Second Chance with Dentures in Sherman, TX

There are two main categories of dentures depending on the extent of tooth loss: complete (also known as full) and partial. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing on either the upper or lower jaw; partial dentures are used to fill in the gaps when there are still a few remaining natural teeth. There are also immediate dentures, a temporary set that can be worn immediately after tooth loss or extractions until the permanent set is ready (typically within a month, depending on the situation). Implant-supported overdentures are a type of partial denture that are held in place by implants, offering more security and stability than the traditional fit.

Find a Dentist in Sherman, TX

The best way to prevent gum disease and avoid tooth loss is by practicing good oral hygiene and getting regular dental checkups and cleanings. If and when tooth loss happens, dentures are an affordable and convenient solution. For more information on the different types of dentures and the best option for you, call 903-893-2540 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Folger today.

By Julie Folger, D.D.S.
November 16, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

There is more than only one kind of denture to choose from in Sherman, TX.

If you have severe tooth loss then you may just think that you get one type of dentures and then your treatment is done. Contrary to what denturesyou might think, when you turn to our Sherman, TX, dentist, Dr. Julie Folger, you have options. That’s right! There are different kinds of dentures, depending on your needs and lifestyle. Here are the different kinds of dentures available:

Removable Partial Dentures

These can be a great option for those who are missing teeth but still have some natural teeth present. This removable prosthetic will replace the missing teeth in your mouth and clasps from the dentures will be used to hold it in place. These clasps, which can be made from plastic or metal, often attach around natural teeth that are strong enough to support your false teeth. Clasps make it easy for your artificial teeth to stay put while in your mouth, but still be able to easily remove them every night.

Removable Complete Dentures

If you have complete tooth loss then getting a full set of dentures can help. These dentures are also removable and can be used to replace your upper and/or lower teeth. Conventional complete dentures will only be placed once any tooth extraction that is needed has been performed and once your mouth has healed. These dentures are designed to fit closely with the gums and bone tissue to help seal it in place. Of course, some patients also choose to use denture adhesives to keep them from moving around.

Immediate Dentures

If you’ve needed to get a tooth extraction your mouth will need time to heal before complete or partial dentures are placed. In the meantime, you will be given immediate dentures to wear. These tend to be worn for about 8 weeks while the gums heal from the extractions. These dentures are placed the same day as your extraction so you are never without teeth. Of course, they will need to be to adjusted in a couple of months, especially since the gum tissue will change after your extraction.

Implant-supported dentures

Small metal posts known as dental implants are placed into the jawbone where they fuse together to become a permanent, durable foundation from which to hold a restoration. While most people assume that dental implants can only support a dental crown, placing several implants into the jawbone can help support even a full set of dentures.

Do you have questions about getting dentures? Want to find out if they are the right restoration to replace your missing teeth? Then it’s time you called Dr. Folger today to schedule a consultation in Sherman, TX. Don’t let tooth loss get you down!



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