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By Dr. Charles Bohle and Bohle Family Dentistry
January 26, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental Implants Can Change Your Life!

Dental Implants, Snap-In-Dentures, Denture Problems, Implants at Paducah Ky Dentist 

See and here about Joyce and her experience having dentures that move and float.  She was never happy with that denture until she had a dental implant procedure at Paducah KY dental implant dentist, Dr. Charles Bohle.  Her denture problems were solved with denture implants and a snap in denture.  Why fight your denture problems when dental implants can be the answer you have dreamed of.

Do you have any of these issues with your denture?
 If you do, chances are you've experienced one or more of the following problems that dental implants can cure:
 1. Dentures float up whenever you use them to eat or talk?
 2. Your denture makes your face look different.
 3. Badly-fitting dentures that hurt.
 4. Embarrassment by the way your denture looks.
 5. You have a hard time eating the foods you love.
 6. You hate the taste of the denture adhesive!
 Bohle Family Dentistry has good news for you!
 Lose those denture problems with a dental implant procedure that changes your life!

Come to a Free Patient Dental Implant Seminar on Monday, March 7th, 2016 at the Bohle Family Dentistry office.  Learn how dental implants can change your life. This is a no charge event a those that come will get implant discounts on there treatment. Click here for details on Free Dental Implant Seminar.

Click here to learn more about dental implants and dental implant procedures.

 

 

By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
January 06, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental Implants Can Change Your Life

Dental Implants-A Lifestyle Improvement

Do you wear dentures?

If you do, chances are you've experienced one or more of the following problems:

1. Dentures that come loose when you eat, talk, cough, sneeze, and even when you laugh.

2. Changes in the way your face looks - including creases and wrinkles that make you look older, caused by missing teeth and bone loss.

3. Painful, sore gums caused by badly-fitting dentures.

4. Embarrassment at the way your teeth look, or the fear that they will slip.

5. Difficulty eating the foods you love, like corn on the cob, steak, hamburgers, and apples.

6. The taste of your denture adhesive changing the way food tastes - and not for the better!

If any of these issues are currently affecting your life, Bohle Family Dentistry has good news for you!

There's a way to solve all of these problems and restore your smile to the way it looked and functioned when you were younger ... and ... possibly give you a better smile than you ever had!

The solution? Dental implants!

Dental implants offer an amazing, permanent solution to all of the problems that we mentioned earlier in this letter. Best of all, dental implants look, feel and function just like natural teeth! A Snap-In-Denture solves all the above problems and stops that floating denture.  Call Bohle Family Dentistry at 270-442-0256 for an examination to see if you can "Change Your Life"!

Click here to learn more about dental implants.  Click here for an appointment.  Please visit our Google+, facebook and YouTube pages.  #paducahkydentist

By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
November 21, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants   dentures  
ChangesinBoneStructurecanAffectDentureFit

It’s a common problem for denture wearers: after years of a comfortable fit, your dentures now seem to be uncomfortably loose. The reason, though, may have more to do with bone loss than the dentures.

Bone is a living tissue with a life cycle — it forms, it ages, and it eventually dies and dissolves (resorbs). It’s replaced with new bone and the cycle repeats. Additionally, the forces generated when we bite or chew are transmitted from the teeth to the jaw, which helps stimulate new bone growth. When the natural teeth are missing, however, the bone no longer receives this stimulus. Resorbed bone isn’t replaced at a healthy rate, which leads over time to bone loss.

Denture construction can also contribute to bone loss. The denture palate rests for support on the bony ridges that once held the teeth. Over time the compressive forces of the dentures apply damages and reduces the volume of gum tissue and eventually does the same to the bone. Combining all these factors, the reduced gum and bone volume will eventually alter the denture fit.

There are a few alternatives for correcting loose dentures. One is to reline them with new plastic, as either a temporary fix performed during an office visit or a more permanent relining that requires sending your dentures to a dental lab. Depending on the rate of bone loss, a patient could go through several denture relinings to accommodate ongoing changes in the jaw. At some point, though, it may be necessary to create a new set of dentures.

A third alternative that’s becoming increasingly useful is to incorporate dental implants into the denture design. Implants can of course be used to replace individual teeth, but a few strategically placed implants (usually of smaller dimension) can serve as a support platform for a removable denture. This relieves some of the compression force of a traditionally worn denture and can slow bone loss.

If you’re having problems with your denture fit, call us for an appointment. We’ll help you decide on the best alternative to improving the fit and making your dentures more comfortable and secure.

If you would like more information on refitting loose dentures, please contact us today to schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Loose Dentures.”

My Dentures Don't Fit Anymore

dentures don't fit

If have lost your teeth and now wear dentures, you understand that dentures don't really replace your teeth.  They are just a substitute for not having any teeth.  Even if your initial set or sets of detures fit well and you were able to use them, as time goes on you will have less and less support for your denture.  In fact, if you have had your denture for five years, it mostly likely does not fit like it did when you got it.  You attempt to compensate for this by using more and more dental adhesive.  Eventually even that doesn't help.

There is a simple explanation for this.  When you have your natural teeth a special type of bone in your jaw helps hold and support those teeth.  That is also the bone used by your denture for support and suction.  When you don't have your teeth anymore, your body realizes that the bone is not needed and it begins to slowly dissolve.  Over the years as that bone is lost, the support for your denture is also lost. So your denture has less and less support and fits more and more poorly.  Eventually there will be little to nothing to support your denture.

What can a person do?  Your best option when you lose your teeth is to put something back into the bone so it doesn't dissolve away.  The dentures don't fiteasy placement of a dental implant will preserve your natural bone so that you do not lose your support.  It will also keep your face looking more youthful.  The implant can also be used to support your denture keeping it stable and stopping the movement and floating so many people have problems with.  My  favorite proceedure is doing a Snap-In-Denture.  This is where 4 implants are put in and your denture is adjusted so that it snaps onto the implants.  This keeps the denture stable with no floating.  It could be the answer to all your problems.

If you would like to learn more about a Snap-In Denture, click here.  To make an appointment call 270-442-0256 or click here.  Visit our Google+ and YouTube pages.  #paducahkydentist.

By Dr. Charles Bohle
September 08, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dentures   implants  
SuccessfulOutcomesWithDenturesDependsonAttentiontoDetail

While dental implants are considered the gold standard for tooth replacement, removable dentures are still a viable choice, especially for patients with edentulism (complete tooth loss). Removable dentures have also undergone considerable advancement to improve their function, appearance and longevity.

But even with these advancements, dentures still require a fair amount of skill, experience and — of utmost importance — a sense of art. If you’re considering this option, long-term success depends on a careful process of construction, fit adjustment and regular checkups to maintain that fit.

Our first step is to determine exact tooth placement on each denture. Using facial features (or photos before tooth loss) we establish placement landmarks so that corresponding upper and lower teeth align properly. We also consider tooth size, their orientation in relation to the lip, and the needed space to leave between the upper and lower teeth when they are at rest. We make these determinations based on accepted standards of beauty, but also taking into account your particular comfort level with any features that might alter your appearance.

The denture’s gums must also look realistic when you smile, especially if your upper lip rises above the teeth to expose more gum tissue. We also want to match the color and texture of your natural gums, as well as incorporate palatal rugae, the little ridges behind the upper front teeth that aid with speech and chewing food.

When we first place the new dentures in your mouth, we may need to adjust them for balance between the upper and lower sets when they come together. An imbalanced fit could have an adverse effect on your ability to bite, chew and speak normally.

Your dentures should have a good, comfortable fit. Over time, however, you will encounter some degree of bone loss because you no longer have your natural teeth to stimulate bone growth and absorb the forces created during function when your teeth contact. This and other factors may cause your dentures to become loose and uncomfortable to wear. For that reason, it's important for you to visit us regularly to maintain that good fit and check the health of underlying tissues and bone.

Careful planning and denture construction help ensure your new dentures successfully restore form and function to your mouth. Regular monitoring will also ensure they continue to serve you well for as long as possible.

If you would like more information on removable dentures, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Removable Full Dentures.”