Troisi Dental Blog

What to Do When Dentures are Giving You Sores

May 6, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Troisi @ 8:41 pm
Man wearing dentures and frowning

What do you do when your dentures are literally rubbing you the wrong way? You rely on them for oral support and, more importantly, eating and speaking! Yet here you are, developing ulcers, or inflammation, or plain ‘ol aches. How are you supposed to trust a device that has betrayed you so thoroughly?

Hold your horses cowboys and cowgirls. Some irritation is normal when your dentures are new or newly adjusted. Still, no one wants you to be uncomfortable. You’re just trying to live your best life, after all. Keep reading for denture sore causes and solutions.

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Denture Wearers, Avoid These 5 Bad Habits!

April 16, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Troisi @ 3:27 pm
Mature woman covering her mouth, wearing surprised expression

A set of dentures can provide you with years of beautiful smiles and improved chewing power. However, your prosthetic teeth will only serve you well if you do your best to keep them in good shape. To that end, there are certain bad habits that you should avoid. Here are some practices that you should leave behind as a denture wearer:

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Dark Display: Why Is There a Black Line Under My Dental Crown?

March 3, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Troisi @ 6:30 pm
Lab tech creating dental crowns

If you’ve ever had a severely decayed tooth or have undergone a root canal, there’s a good chance your dentist provided you with a dental crown after making the necessary repairs. These restorations are placed over your tooth like a cap to protect it as well as preserve your ability to eat and speak normally. If you’ve noticed a black line forming around yours that you can’t brush away, it’s natural to feel concerned! You might start to worry about what caused it and whether it’s dangerous, for example. If you’ve noticed a dark area along between your gumline and your dental crown, keep reading to learn what causes it and what you can do.

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Filling Out Your Smile Yourself: Are DIY Replacement Teeth Safe?

February 21, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Troisi @ 10:16 am
A closeup of a mouth with a missing tooth

Many folks aren’t thrilled at seeing doctors for tooth loss. In fact, some people would prefer to fix their smile gaps themselves. These potential patients find a do-it-yourself solution far more appealing. Still, you may wonder: are DIY replacement teeth safe? That these substitutes don’t involve dentists can seem worrying. Well, your Chesapeake dental practice can answer your pressing question. Read on to learn about DIY teeth, their risks, and why to leave smile restoration to dentists.

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Exploring Your Options After Tooth Loss: Dental Bridge or Partial Denture?

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Troisi @ 3:31 pm
Older woman looking at her implant bridge after tooth loss

When faced with missing teeth, it makes sense to explore your options for replacement carefully. After all, you don’t want to make a hasty decision only to regret it later. Two common solutions are dental bridges and partial dentures. Each option has its benefits and considerations, so which one should you choose? Read on to delve into the details of both, so you can rest easy with your decision.

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From Palette to Perfection: How Dentists Perform Dental Crown Color-Matching

December 29, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Troisi @ 3:10 pm
A dentist putting some finishing touches on the color of some dental crowns

When it comes to restorative dentistry, achieving a seamless blend between dental crowns and natural teeth is an art. Have you ever wondered how your dentist finds the exact shade for your dental crown? It’s a thorough and fascinating process that involves as much science as it does art!

If you want to go behind the scenes of the science and artistry of color-matching dental crowns, continue reading.

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Bridge Breakdown: 3 Big Factors that Can Cause Dental Bridge Failure

December 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Troisi @ 2:23 pm
A complete dental bridge sitting on a table

A dental bridge is a great restoration that can fill the gaps left by missing teeth. It can restore both function and the aesthetics of your smile. However, like any dental work, bridges are not immune to potential issues.

If you want to delve into the common factors that could cause a dental bridge to fail, continue reading. You’ll find insights on how you can reduce the risk to ensure the longevity of your restoration.

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Knowing Your Dental Insurance Plan: In-Network vs. Out-of-Network Coverage

October 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Troisi @ 1:32 am
a patient filling out a dental insurance form

Choosing a dental insurance plan is a crucial step in ensuring your smile is well taken care of and you’re free from any issues that would plague the beauty or health of your pearly whites! But among the many decisions you’ll face, understanding the distinctions between in-network and out-of-network dental insurance plans is paramount. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about some of the differences between these two options so that you can make the absolute most of your coverage and ensure that every dollar spent is improving the wellness of your grin!

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Use Your Dental Insurance Benefits Before They Expire! Here’s How

October 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Troisi @ 8:04 pm
a person filling out a dental insurance form

The end of the year is rapidly approaching, and you’ve probably got quite a few things on your to-do list: holiday shopping, planning time off from work, taking a trip with your family or friends, and simply enjoying the many holidays that fall during this time of the year! But amidst everything that’s going on, something you should keep in mind is your dental insurance; with the calendar year closing, your benefits will be resetting! Continue reading below to learn about three ways you can easily make the most of your plan before the year ends—your smile and wallet will both thank you!

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Why You Should Replace Metal Fillings

September 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Troisi @ 6:22 pm
patient at dentist preparing to replace metal fillings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that over 90% of adults have experienced at least one cavity in their lifetime, with one in four adults currently having one or more untreated cavities. While silver (amalgam) fillings were conventionally the preferred option for addressing these dental issues, recent research has sparked concerns regarding potential health risks associated with them. To understand the importance of replacing silver fillings and the benefits of tooth-colored fillings, read on.

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