Restorative Dentistry

Understanding your options for dentures.

Traditional Dentures vs. Overdentures With Implants: What’s Better for You?

Choosing the right dental solution is a big decision for your comfort and well-being. If you’re exploring options for replacing missing teeth, you’ve likely come across traditional dentures and overdentures with implants. Making an informed decision tailored to your needs is essential.  Let’s briefly compare the two: Traditional dentures involve tooth removal, temporary dentures, and…
Dentures have changed over time.

Past to Present: Ways Comfort, Function, and Aesthetics of Dentures Have Transformed Over Time

Ever-Changing Technology Technology is constantly changing. Computers are unrecognizable when compared to those from the 60s, and cars are morphing faster than we can keep up with. When it comes to medical advances, it’s astonishing how quickly they change. Dentures are no exception to the rule! Over the years, dentures have become more comfortable, functional,…
Get a smile makeover with restorative dentistry

A Complete Smile Makeover: 5 Benefits of Restorative Dentistry with Implants, Bridges, and Crowns

Are you tired of hiding your smile due to missing or damaged teeth? Look no further than Monroe Family Dentistry for a complete smile makeover! Let’s explore the transformative benefits of restorative dentistry with implants, bridges, and crowns. Discover how these advanced dental procedures can enhance oral health, restore confidence, and give you the radiant…

5 Reasons It Could Be Dangerous To Put Up With Ill-Fitting Dentures

Why Denture Fit Matters Dentures are a common full-mouth restorative solution for adults and seniors facing extensive or complete tooth loss. They are considered a simple but affordable and effective solution for an otherwise serious problem. However, many new wearers don’t realize that dentures aren’t entirely maintenance-free. You’ll leave your dentist’s office with new dentures…

7 Signs You Need a Bite Guard

Protect your teeth from clenching and grinding with a bite guard. According to the National Library of Medicine, about 8.6% of the general population suffers from sleep-related bruxism (teeth grinding). Not only that, but dentists reported increased evidence of bruxism in their patients since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this isn’t all that…
Advantages of an E-appliance

8 Advantages of an E-Appliance for Bite Treatments

Dental technology is always advancing, and the E-appliance is one of the latest developments. This new system provides a better form of occlusal splint that can be used to protect teeth, relieve pain, and provide a more effective treatment option for many issues conventionally treated with occlusal devices. Who is a good candidate for an…
Implant-retained overdentures

Implant-Retained Overdentures: What You Should Know

Dentures have been the go-to solution for individuals experiencing tooth loss for many years. However, modern dental technology now provides a wide range of additional options. Dental implants are one technology that allows for other tooth replacement options, including implant-retained overdentures. Are they dental implants or dentures? What exactly are implant-retained overdentures? They’re a hybrid…
What can be the causes of bruxism

3 Causes of Bruxism and What You Can Do About It

How To Stop Teeth Grinding and Clenching Do you find yourself grinding or clenching your teeth or jaw? Maybe you’ve noticed your jaw aching or your teeth seem to be suddenly wearing down? Bruxism could be the underlying cause of your unusual symptoms. Let’s dive into the common causes of bruxism, why it happens, and…
Learn about overdeuntures or implant-supported dentures.

Enjoy the Freedom of a Denture with the Security of an Implant

Overdentures are almost like regaining your natural teeth. If you’ve lost all or most of your teeth on one or both arches, you’re likely beginning to think about getting dentures. This treatment is one of the most well-known ways to rebuild your smile after extensive tooth loss, but it’s not your only option. Thanks to…
When do dentists recommend a tooth extraction

Does My Tooth Really Need to Be Pulled?

At what point does my tooth need to be extracted? When you have a cavity or another dental problem, your dentist is usually able to repair and restore its functionality. Sometimes this is done through a filling, sometimes a root canal and a crown, and so forth. Sometimes a tooth is simply beyond restoration. Radiographs…