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Donating a Smile to a Veteran

Donating a Smile to a Veteran - Dentures

Periodically, we have the pleasure of taking on a charity case for a patient otherwise unable to afford their dental treatment. Recently, Center for Progressive Dentistry teamed up with Dental Lifeline Network to find an armed forces veteran in need of some dental care. We matched with a worthy patient named Bob, who served in the Army in the Vietnam War era. He had been on a waiting list for two years to find a dentist willing to take him on as a patient. Bob was looking to improve his smile and ability to chew food.

All treatment, from initial exam and x-rays to the final teeth, was donated and performed ...

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Case of the Week- New Dentures

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Our patient, Mr. S, was in need of some new dentures. His old dentures were severely worn down. They also did not fit properly, especially the lower denture. They both needed loads of denture adhesive to stay in place. Mr. S has also heard about dental implants to help secure his dentures. Here are steps he went through to get his new implant-retained dentures.

Here are his old dentures:

 

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A Brief History of Dentures

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Dentures are an excellent solution for replacing an entire arch of missing teeth. You might be surprised to find that they date back to around 700BC when Etruscans crafted them out of human or animal teeth.

Dentures were on the rise as sugar entered into our diets causing tooth decay and loss. In the 1700's dentures were made of ivory, and even George Washington was a denture wearer, although his were not actually made of wood contrary to popular belief. They were crafted from ivory, human teeth, and animal teeth.

Around the year 1774, the first set of porcelain dentures were made, although porcelain tended to chip so human teeth were still ...

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I Am So Grateful

Dear Joe, Bertha, & Joanne,

Everyday I look in the mirror and look at my smile, I am so grateful for your persistence and patience and commitment to excellence! I know it’s not perfect yet, but I have no doubt it will be as we move through the work yet to be done. It all means the world to me. Thank you so much!  “D

These nice notes from our patient’s make our day! So nice to be appreciated!

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Patient LOVES not Having her Palate Covered by her Upper Denture!

Just completed a palateless upper denture on Mrs. D.P .this afternoon. We used 6 mini implants, and when I called her tonight to see how she was doing, she claims she did not even take any of the pain meds I gave her. She absolutely LOVES tasting her food again and she will NEVER, EVER have to use those gooey denture adhesives again. Also, she can keep her dentures in her mouth 24 hours a day. She takes them out once a day to rinse her mouth and that is it. The entire treatment took about an hour with NO discomfort whatsoever.

I sure wish more denture wearers would avail themselves ...

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