Implant-Supported Dentures - a Better Fit with Excessive Bone Loss

Posted On Jan 31, 2015 @ 07:40 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Some patients who wear dentures face a kind of Catch-22: their denture fit may have loosened and become uncomfortable over time due to continued bone loss, yet the same bone loss prevents them from obtaining dental implants, a superior tooth replacement system to dentures.

The Implant Process can be Shortened, Depending on the Tooth Type

Posted On Oct 22, 2014 @ 01:33 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Dental implants are considered the premier option for tooth replacement. While all implant procedures follow the same general concept — a titanium post surgically inserted into the jawbone with an attached life-like crown — the installation process can vary.

New Permanent Teeth - Faster Than Ever!

Posted On Dec 16, 2013 @ 11:16 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

If you have lost your natural teeth, you may already have heard that dental implants are the best option for tooth replacement. Unlike removable dentures or bridgework, implants actually fuse to your jawbone — providing lifetime support for a full set of great-looking replacement teeth.

Loose Dentures Could Lead to Further Bone Loss

Posted On Dec 12, 2013 @ 07:13 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

There’s no dispute in most cases that dental implants are superior to removable dentures as a restoration for missing teeth. One area in particular is the effect a removable denture can have on remaining bone and other structures of the mouth, especially if their fit becomes loose.

Replacing All Your Teeth: Know Your Options

Posted On Aug 17, 2013 @ 06:58 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

In this day and age, no one should have to live without teeth. Edentulism (toothlessness) is a debilitating problem that modern dentistry can solve in several ways.

Dental Implants: an Exciting, Effective way to Replace Lost Teeth

Posted On Aug 7, 2013 @ 06:32 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

The dental implant has brought dentistry tantalizingly close to that ultimate dream — a permanent set of life-like, functional teeth to replace original teeth that have been lost.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Dentures

Posted On Apr 20, 2012 @ 12:38 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Dentures are a common treatment for our Columbia patients with missing teeth. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the advantages and disadvantages of dentures.