Study: Implant-Retained Dentures Provide a Higher-Quality of Life

A new study has found that the type of denture used by patients has a direct impact on their long-term satisfaction with their oral health-related quality of life. According to a recent article from, those with implant-retained overdentures reported a significantly higher quality of life than those with conventional options. The study, recently published in the journal Clinical Implant … Read More

Study Links Denture Use and Malnutrition

A new study out of King’s College London has found that losing teeth and wearing dentures can increase the risk of malnutrition, according to a recent Medscape article. Individuals in this situation may have a reduced ability to chew properly, leading those over the age of 50 to avoid healthier foods, researchers claim. The study was published in the journal … Read More

Tooth Replacement and Digital Dentistry

Last week, National Prosthodontics Awareness Week was observed around the country, including at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry Postgraduate Prosthodontics Clinic, where professionals worked on educating the public about tooth replacement options and other oral health issues. The initiative was started by the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). Prosthodontics is one of only nice dental specialties recognized by … Read More

The Importance of Tooth Replacement

Think your damaged or missing tooth is “no big deal?” Think again. According to a recent article from Dentistry Today, one of the most common nonverbal mistakes made during a job interview is lack of smiling, a telltale sign of shame or dissatisfaction with one’s oral health. Many people with tooth loss suffer from low self esteem, embarrassed with the … Read More

The Future of Restorative Dentistry

***UPDATED: December 21, 2016*** Scientists working with dental stem cells at Tufts University have recently had an incredible breakthrough. Researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) have shown that using collagen-based biomaterial to deliver stem cells inside damaged teeth can regenerate tissues that are similar to dental pulp. The team examined the use of gelatin methacrylate (GelMA), a … Read More

The Most Popular Tooth Replacement Option

Tooth loss is a reality for many people, especially postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Women who are concerned with their appearance already struggle after menopause with weight gain, hair loss, an increase in facial hair and other disturbing side effects. Missing teeth can be a source of embarrassment and anxiety, which leads many to turn to restorative dentistry. In this day … Read More

Data Shows Improvement, Disparities in U.S. Oral Health

According to a recent statement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), tooth decay and complete tooth loss have both declined in the United States since the 1960s. While this is fantastic news, the data brief also exposed significant disparities that still remain in some age and race groups. The president of the American Dental Association (ADA), Dr. … Read More

Sleeping with Dentures Increases Pneumonia Risk

Winter is quickly approaching, and with it comes the season of sickness. During the winter months, many people suffer from common ailments such as the common cold, flu, bronchitis, and even pneumonia. Did you know that there are close connections between some of these illnesses and your oral health and hygiene? For example, a recent study out of the Nihon … Read More

Digitizing Dentistry

Thanks to modern day dental technology, the practice of receiving a dental crown is becoming a whole lot easier.  A dental crown is a custom-made cap that is permanently placed over a damaged tooth to restore shape, strength, and aesthetics.  Typically, in the event a crown is needed, a mold would be made of the area and sent to a … Read More

Seniors Share Dental Care Lesson

The British are often stereotyped for having a challenging dental care system and, perhaps as a result, less-than-perfect looking teeth.  Actor Mike Myers played the role of Austin Powers in a series of movies that, with huge, blockbuster success, demonstrated this generalization with exaggeration.  Sure, people all over the world found his shaggy hair, retro style, and crooked, discolored smile … Read More