The Fountain of Youth Dentures from Lawrence Dental Solutions

senior woman with smiling with beautiful teeth When all of the teeth in an arch have been lost due to trauma or decay, the focus turns to the most suitable form of replacement. For many years, traditional dentures that sit atop of the gums were the only option for full replacement. Although function and aesthetics could be restored to some extent, there are certain issues with traditional dentures that could be eliminated.

At Lawrence Dental Solutions, we offer Fountain Of Youth Dentures, which provide the denture wearer with the necessary support of facial structures, creating a more vibrant and youthful appearance by:
  • Plumping lips
  • Decreasing wrinkles around the mouth and chin
  • Filling in facial contours to prevent a sunken-in look

When compared to traditional or economy dentures, which are attractive mainly due to their lower cost, Fountain Of Youth Dentures come with the benefit of a truly customized technique that allows the patient to continue eating foods that he or she loves, without the concern of dentures slipping or falling out, or feeling uncomfortable against the gums. In considering the cost of Fountain Of Youth Dentures vs. economy dentures, we encourage patients to weigh the long-term benefits of this alternative treatment.

Naturally, the teeth are connected to the jawbone by their roots. When the teeth are lost, the subsequent stimulation to the alveolar bone (the area of the jawbone that acts as the anchor for teeth) ceases, leading to the resorption of bone tissue. The timing of this process is different from person to person, but typically begins immediately after losing teeth.

One of the concerns with traditional dentures is that they are designed primarily for the replacement of teeth, not for the maintenance of the shape and function of the jawbone. This is why we see many denture wearers experiencing fit problems with dentures over their years of use.

Fountain Of Youth Dentures are designed to rest in part on the muscles of the mouth, providing not only a more reliable fit, but also an improved appearance, greater facial support, and continual stimulation to the jawbone so that resorption is slowed if not halted altogether.

We are pleased to be one of the few dental practices trained in this innovative restorative process. To improve your denture experience, contact us for your one-on-one consultation.

Gum Disease

model of human teeth and gums Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a condition that is present in more than 75 percent of the American population. Much of the time, gum disease is left to run a risky course. This is not because people do not care about their oral health, but simply because this condition can begin so mildly that symptoms are not recognized as hazardous until the disease process has advanced.

Because gum disease is so serious, and so easily missed, we encourage our patients to maintain regular recare visits every six months. When we are able to evaluate teeth and gums regularly, we are better able to catch gum disease in its earliest stage of gingivitis, when it is still curable. Once the condition has advanced past gingivitis, there is no way to eliminate it altogether. At this point, we work to manage the health of gums through the most suitable form of treatment, which is based on patient particulars and the state of gum health.

Treating gum disease is vital to sustained health, as the harmful bacteria that weaken teeth and gum tissue can travel to other organs in the body and increase the risk of serious health conditions like:
  • Digestive disorders
  • Respiratory disease
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Osteoporosis
  • Low birth weight

Recognizing the signs of gum disease will enable you to know when to seek treatment. If you experience any of the following, contact us for gum disease treatment and make your way back to optimal oral health:
  • Bleeding gums during brushing or flossing
  • Swollen, red, tender gums
  • Gums pulling away from teeth
  • Bad breath or an unpleasant taste in the mouth
  • Changes in bite, or the way teeth fit together
  • Presence of pus between teeth and gum, visible when gums are pressed
  • Changes in the fit of partial dentures

At Lawrence Dental Solutions, we approach gum disease with our soft tissue management treatment program. This non-surgical management consists of in-office treatment designed to detoxify affected areas below the gum line as well as in between teeth. There is no need to feel nervous about treating gum disease. We are committed to providing you with the ultimate in comfort for any procedure we perform with sedation.

Managing gum disease requires a bit of extra care, so we may recommend that a patient visit us more often than twice a year. We may also recommend certain lifestyle alterations to facilitate a healthier oral environment where harmful bacteria are discouraged.

The state of oral health will directly impact quality of life. To manage your oral health through effective gum disease treatment, contact us for your one-on-one consultation.

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