Periodontitis versus parodontosis

There are still dental professionals who use the old and wrong name for a periodontal disease – parodontosis. The correct name is periodontitis. – In former times bacteria couldn´t be proven because of wrong techniques-this was called parodontosis. In the last 25 years it is known that inflammation of the periodontum is caused by bacteria, […]

Gums as a reflection of our overall health!?

Gums as a reflection of our overall health? YES AND NO! Over and over again we read scientific and non scientific journals about vitamin deficiency and the consequences from it. As a result many people choose to take homeopathic medicine –a mistake most of the time! – 99% of gum diseases are attributed to plaque […]

Most common reasons for periodontitis

  – – – – – – – Most common reasons for periodontitis The most common reasons of pariodontitis are: Plaque accumulation due to poor oral hygiene, overhang restorations, ill fitting crowns Malocclusion Stress      Smoking Systemic disease such as diabetes, adverse pregnancy outcomes Fortunately all these factors are easily controlled by; Optimizing tooth brushing, by […]

Oral Rinses – are they useful in the menagement if Periodontitis?

 Is an oral rinse beneficial for patients with periodontitis? YES! An oral rinse is a useful purchase, unfortunately some doctors think it is not useful-with the argument that bacteria leaks into the periodontal pockets. That is incorrect for two main reasons; The bacteria moves only due to extensions Bacteria are harmless on their own. They are destructive only in mature plaque, causing a cavity or a […]

Periodontitis and saliva test-is it useful?

Periodontitis-saliva test? Yes and no! Our last discussion was about lasers, today we want to inform you about the saliva test. It is a common practice for some dental professionals to require that the patients with periodontal disease to undergo expensive saliva test prior to their therapy.    Congratulations! Now the patient knows that there […]

Permanent or removable dentures?

Posted by Dental News Team am 13, Nov - 2009

Permanent or removable dentures?

wasserglasCost of dentures, free dentures, Chinese dentures, cheap dentures – common queries, but the most important question is: permanent or removable?

Patients are often faced with a choice among different types of dentures, either removable ones or ones that stay in the mouth. Here the pros and cons at a glance:

Pros: comfortable, looks better, good for your self-esteem

Cons: usually very expensive

Pros: usually cheaper
Cons: a reminder that you’re getting “older”, does not look as good, you run around the hospital toothless

Removable dentures are often touted as being easier to clean, but this is not exactly true: both kinds can be cleaned if you do it right. Of course, the kind your dentist uses more often will be the kind they are better at and recommend.

It’s fair to say that if you already have removable dentures and are happy with them, then you can go ahead and save your money. Get a new set from a dentist who recommends them. If you prefer permanent dentures, then look for a dentist who prefers them too!

More on the topic of dentures here!

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