Posts Tagged ‘dentures Des Moines IA’

How Dentures Affect Your Health

dentures close upHave you ever grown so frustrated with your dentures that you considered doing away with them altogether? If so, may have wondered how living without dentures would affect your health. Unfortunately, as your Des Moines IA dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson, notes, tooth loss can negatively affect your health in a couple of ways. First, having no dentures severely limits the foods that you can consume. In fact, people who suffer tooth loss sometimes suffer malnutrition as a result of their avoiding certain foods. Without teeth, people will often ignore vegetables and even many proteins, relying instead on a diet that is heavy in carbohydrates. Unfortunately, carbohydrates alone do not constitute a healthy diet. They also feed oral bacteria, which can cause further oral health problems. Lastly, without teeth, the food that arrives in the stomach may not be broken down adequately. Thus, the body has a more difficult time extracting nutrients from the food, creating nutrition problems.

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Des Moines IA Dentist Challenges You to a Quiz on Dentures

quiz black lettersDentures can drastically transform a person’s life by restoring missing teeth. However, in some cases, wearing dentures can cause just as many problems as they solve. To learn more about dentures and your options for improving their function and their comfort, try the following quiz from your Des Moines IA dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson, and consult the answer key below.

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Des Moines Dentist Answers Your Questions about Dental Bridges

dental bridge 1Modern dentistry features several types of prosthetic restorations—dental bridges, partial dentures, full dentures. But what exactly distinguishes a dental bridge from a partial denture? Your Des Moines dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson, answers this question and others below as she responds to your frequently asked questions about dental bridges.

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Des Moines Dentist Answers Your Most Frequently Asked Questions about Dentures

faq blueOnce the adult teeth emerge, there are no second chances when it comes to our teeth. Once they fall out, there are no more reserves waiting in the wings. Fortunately, dentistry can provide prosthetic teeth in the form of dentures to improve oral health and quality of life. Below, your Des Moines dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson, answers your most frequently asked questions about dentures.

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Des Moines Dentist Shares Four Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures

blue shirt smileDo you wear dentures? Do they sometimes slip and slide around your mouth? If so, you may fear that your sliding dentures will lead to embarrassment on a daily basis. Thankfully, dentures can be stabilized once and for all with dental implants. These titanium devices are inserted into the jawbone, from which point they can act as anchors to hold dentures firmly in position. When supported by dental implants, dentures are often referred to as implant-secured or implant-supported dentures. Below, your Des Moines dentist shares four benefits of implant-supported dentures.

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MapValley Ridge Family Dental
6150 Village View Drive, #109,
West Des Moines, IA, 50266
Phone: 515.223.9764
After-hours emergency: 515.423.0445
Fax: 515.327.6230

Office Hours

Monday: 8 am-5 pm
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 8 am-5 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am- 1:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 am-4:30 pm