Bell Road Dental Care Blog

How Does a Denture Reline Work?

April 4, 2024

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Man smiling in the dental chair

The structure of your mouth is always changing – especially if you are missing teeth. That’s why dentures fit perfectly when you first got them, but over time they have become less snug and maybe even slightly uncomfortable. Fortunately, this is anticipated and there is an easy fix: a denture reline. Continue reading to learn more about how denture relines work and what you can expect during the process.


Denture Drama: Can I Kiss with Them In?

February 5, 2024

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Set of false teeth biting a pink heart

Dentures remain one of the most popular ways to rebuild your grin because they restore so much functionality to your mouth after tooth loss. With them in place, you can once again enjoy conversations with family and friends as well as chew your favorite foods during meals. As Valentine’s Day approaches, many patients wonder whether they can also kiss with their dentures in. If you have big plans this year and are concerned about how you and your date will part ways afterward, keep reading to learn more!


Ruined Restorations: 3 Problems of Ill-Fitting Dentures

January 5, 2024

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Set of dentures on a holder next to dental instruments

Dentures are the tried-and-true method to restore a mouth full of missing teeth because they allow you to eat and speak as you did before tooth loss. Did you know, though, that your facial structure is also impacted by missing teeth?

Each time a pearly white falls out, your body reabsorbs bone mass from your jaw because it’s no longer needed for support. As your jawbone changes gradually, your dentures that once fit like a glove may start to come loose. Keep reading to learn 3 reasons that this is problematic and why you should see your dentist to have them adjusted or replaced!


Get Off the Fence: 4 Reasons Why Veneers are Worthwhile

October 10, 2023

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Blue gloved hand holding up an array of veneers with a woman smiling in the background

Porcelain veneers have become a popular solution to address aesthetic imperfections in your teeth. They’re thin shells made of an incredibly resilient ceramic that are bonded to the front of your pearly whites to hide flaws. They can cover everything from cracks and chips to small gaps and slightly crooked teeth.

Some patients hesitate to commit to treatment, however, because it does require that a small layer of enamel is removed from your pearly whites for veneers to sit correctly. If you’re on the fence, keep reading to learn 4 reasons why veneers are worth it!


What to Expect During an Emergency Dental Visit

September 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — bellroad @ 1:38 pm
person with toothache who needs emergency dental visit holding cheek

Dental emergencies can happen when you least expect them, and they often require immediate attention from a dentist. Whether you’re dealing with a broken tooth, an excruciating toothache, or any other urgent dental issue, it’s crucial to know what to expect during your emergency dental visit. Familiarizing yourself with the procedures involved can help ease any anxiety you might be feeling and ensure that you receive swift and effective care for your dental emergency. In the following guide, we’ll walk you through the steps of what you can anticipate when facing a dental emergency.


The Hallmarks of a Good Emergency Dentist

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — bellroad @ 8:16 pm
An emergency dentist looking over a patient's X-ray

When your routine is suddenly interrupted by a serious dental situation, panic may begin to set in as you scramble to find an emergency dentist. As you search and scroll through all the possibilities, it may become overwhelming.

However, there are specifics to look for in a practice that offers emergency dental services. This can really help you narrow down your options in a crisis, allowing you to act swiftly. Read on to learn the signs of a good emergency dentist.


Why Is Enamel Removed Before I Can Get Veneers?

July 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — bellroad @ 7:59 pm
Closeup of chin with mouth smiling showing natural teeth on one side and veneers on the other

Veneers are an excellent solution to resolve imperfections in your teeth including chips, cracks, stains, gaps, and other embarrassing imperfections. Though many are familiar with veneers, it can be surprising to hear that some tooth enamel must be removed in order for veneers to be placed.

The idea of permanently removing some of the natural protective layers of your teeth can feel intimidating, especially for those who already have anxiety around dental visits. Knowing what to expect from your appointment can help alleviate any fears you might have. Keep reading to learn why this step is necessary and why you don’t need to worry!


How Do Dentures Affect the Way You Taste?

June 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — bellroad @ 11:51 pm
Friends eating in garden

When you are missing teeth, it can be difficult to complete daily tasks, like chewing your food, speaking clearly, and smiling with confidence. Fortunately, dentures can completely transform your life by filling the gaps in your smile. They can even help to restore some of the functions you have lost, like having a sufficient enough bite force to enjoy your favorite meals again. However, you may be wondering how dentures will affect the way you taste your food. Continue reading to learn what you can expect.


Bad Habits to Break If You Have Dentures

May 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — bellroad @ 4:47 pm

Upper and lower full denturesNew technologies and materials allow dentures to look and feel more natural than ever before. They are durable and can withstand the pressure of chewing, but they aren’t indestructible. Simple mistakes can affect the lifespan of your new smile and increase your risk of various health problems. If you want to keep your mouth and body healthy while getting the most from your investment, here are 4 habits to break if you have dentures.


From Start to Finish: An Oral Cancer Screening

April 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — bellroad @ 12:59 pm
a dentist holding an oral cancer awareness ribbon

Did you know April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month? This annual observation aims to make early detection a priority so that long-term survival is possible for everyone. Fortunately, if you go to your dental checkup every six months as recommended, your dentist automatically does an oral cancer screening. Since it only takes a few moments, you may not even notice that it happened! Read on to learn what to expect from an oral cancer screening and common risk factors.

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