Articles of Interest
Dr. Witkowski has authored several interesting articles on Dental Implants, Bridges and Dentures. Click on the title to read the entire article.
- Are Dental Implants Right For You?
This is a question often asked by adults who are missing teeth – and for one reason or another they are not completely satisfied with their bridge or dentures. The answer usually is yes!
- Are Your Dentures Loose?
People who have lost all of their teeth due to decay of periodontal (“gum”) disease usually have them replaced with complete dentures. While this puts teeth back in your mouth, it requires that you develop a new chewing pattern that will allow you to eat your food and keep your dentures in place.
- Bridging The Gap
One of the most common methods for replacing a lost tooth used to be placement of a three-unit bridge. Before dental implants were available, this was the gold standard for replacing a missing tooth.
- To Bite or Not to Bite, That is the Question!
The traditional treatment for replacing multiple missing teeth used to be a removable partial denture. These replacement teeth frequently need adjustment as clasps and metal fatigue with repeated use and removal for cleaning. Fortunately, advances in dental healthcare have provided a better option for people missing multiple teeth in one or both arches.
- Chew On This
When you are missing some or all of your teeth your ability to chew is compromised. This affects the food choices you make-eating easier foods to swallow but not necessarily the best foods for your health.
- Got Teeth?
Many baby boomers and their parents are missing or will soon lose their natural teeth due to decay, gum disease or natural “wear and tear.” The good news is that dental implants provide a stable foundation upon which attractive replacement teeth can be secured.
- Smile Makeovers & Dental Implants – Mainstream Not Extreme
The recent success of “makeover” television shows has renewed our belief that people like and want to be “better,” regardless of the target context. Whether we are making-over smiles, our entire body image, our living room, kitchen or even exchanging members of our family, the ultimate outcome is improvement-not only to be different but better.
- Dental Implants and You
The choices we have and the choices we make have a tremendous impact on how we grow and who we become. Whether the choices involve career, relationships, fitness and health or weekend plans, all often help shape our identity and define us as individuals.
- The Way You Were
As time marches on, our bodies experience ongoing wear and tear associated simply with living. When a tooth is lost for a variety of reasons and needs to be replaced, the treatment most often recommended is dental implant-supported tooth replacement.
- When Teeth Fly
We do our best to help maintain our dental health and preserve our smile through regular dental check ups and cleanings. Despite our best preventive efforts, unexpected facial trauma often results in the sudden loss of one or more of our teeth.
- The Tooth, the Whole Tooth, and Nothing But the Tooth
Advances in healthcare now allow us to replace many body parts that have worn out, become diseased or fail because of injury. We are now able, in most patients, to replace the actual tooth root when teeth are lost.
- Whose Mouth is it Anyway?
When faced with tooth loss we usually consult our Dentist regarding treatment options to replace the missing tooth or teeth. Contemporary tooth replacement options are quite different from those available to our parents and grandparents.