For people with one or more missing teeth, finding the right replacement is crucial. Those gaps in the gum line cause issues eating and speaking, and they actually lead to jawbone degeneration that causes even more tooth loss later on. There are multiple options in tooth replacement — which might be right for you? From dentures in Arlington to dental implants and snap-on dentures, your dentist is here with everything you need to know about tooth replacement.
January 12, 2016
Patients with one or more missing teeth often decide to forego replacement due to time, money, fear of pain, and other valid concerns. However, the cost of skipping this treatment may just be your dental health. Missing teeth have numerous consequences including dental drift (the shifting of teeth to fill in gaps), lost bone density, and changing facial shapes due to diminished gum tissue volume. At Foundation Dental Solutions, our expert team offers a variety of tooth replacement options to meet any needs. We believe in offering patients the right solutions to their oral health problems, and we say so right in our name.
December 8, 2015
Throughout human history, man has been trying to create the perfect set of false teeth, or dentures. Long before the legendary story of President George Washington’s wooden teeth—which were actually made of a combination of hippopotamus ivory, human teeth and parts of donkey and horse teeth—people needed to replace missing teeth. Archaeological evidence points to ancient Egyptian, Mayan and Etruscans of Italy attempting to construct primitive dentures. Today fortunately, advances in technology and dental materials have made dentures more comfortable, natural-looking and durable. Dr. Douglas Baldwin and his team at Foundation Dental Solutions in Arlington, TX, offer a variety of denture solutions for people who have either complete or partial tooth loss.
November 17, 2015
Missing teeth can occur for a number of reasons, from simple genetics to an unfortunate accident. The one thing that doesn’t change, though, is that when teeth are lost, they must be replaced for both the health and function of your mouth. And when it comes to tooth replacement, dental implants are the absolute best choice you can make. Keep reading to learn what you can expect from dental implants in Arlington today. (more…)
October 19, 2015
Tooth loss is a problem that’s all too common today. In fact, your average American has at least three missing or decayed teeth — and that’s far too many. Fortunately, they’re pretty easily replaced, and even easier to prevent. Keep reading to learn more about missing tooth replacement from Foundation Dental Solutions in Arlington, as well as their causes and preventions. Because when it comes to your oral health, knowledge truly is power.
October 7, 2015
As your Arlington dentist, Dr. Baldwin has preferred dental implants to replace missing teeth for years. Find out why they’re the best replacement option, and exactly how they work — you might find that dental implants are the solution you (and your smile!) have been waiting for.
August 6, 2015
Snoring is capable of being one of the most annoying sounds known to man. It happens at the worst time, too – while you’re sleeping. It may be so thunderous that it wakes you up from a deep sleep. And your partner? It’s even worse for them. If you suffer from loud snoring, there’s nothing to be ashamed of. It’s something that’s out of your control…or is it? Snoring and sleep apnea have often been linked when it comes to diagnosing a patient with the disease. However, there are instances where snoring is not a symptom, thereby muddying the waters even more. How do you know if you suffer from sleep apnea? Our Arlington, TX office houses one of the best dentists in the area, Dr. Douglas Baldwin. He is the sleep apnea dentist Arlington residents can turn to for excellent sleep apnea treatment.
So, is it just snoring or has sleep apnea altered your sleeping pattern?
July 14, 2015
If you wear dentures you probably already know the litany of issues associated with them. They move in the mouth, make it difficult to chew, cause impeded speech, and just don’t always look great. There are a few other concerns associated with dentures that you may not be as familiar with. The pressure traditional dentures place on gum tissue causes it to recede and change shape. This means over time you will need to have your dentures refitted if not completely replaced. This pressure and the lack of stimulation from tooth roots also leads to loss of bone density changing the shape of your face, and again requiring reshaping and replacing of dentures. Dental implants can solve the problems associated with traditional dentures and offer a semi-permanent tooth replacement option that looks and feels great. If you’re interested in implant supported dentures, call Foundation Dental Solutions in Arlington, TX to find out more about how Dr. Douglas Baldwin and his dental care team can help you restore your smile and confidence. (more…)