What Are The Alternatives To Cosmetic Dentures?

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Many patients dream of having a beautiful smile that they can be proud to show off while laughing, smiling, and talking with others. However, many patients are unaware of how achievable that dream smile can be with a little cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Foncea, of Sequoyah Dental Arts, is proud to offer a wide range of cosmetic dental procedures. One cosmetic restoration used to improve the smile of patients is cosmetic dentures. Cosmetic dentures are made not only to replace teeth and give patients back their chewing efficiency, but also to be beautiful and maintain a patient’s overall self-confidence. Having missing … Continue reading

Why Are Lower Full Dentures Sometimes More Loose Than Uppers?

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Dentures are a great way for patients to rejuvenate their smile affordably. When all of a patient’s teeth are missing in an arch, dentures are often the first option considered to replace the teeth. This restoration is typically made of medical-grade acrylic and is formed to fit over the gums. The artificial teeth restore patients’ chewing efficiency, appearance, and ability to talk and perform other oral functions and activities. However, many patients who have dentures on their lower arch may find that they have trouble with their cosmetic denture. Knoxville area dentist Dr. Foncea of Sequoyah Dental Arts understands the … Continue reading

What is the Difference Between Partial and Full Dentures?

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Missing teeth can affect a person’s chewing and biting efficiency, their ability to speak properly, and the way their smile looks. Whether natural teeth are missing due to trauma, disease, or extraction, restoring a patient’s smile is important for several reasons. In some cases, surrounding teeth may shift to compensate for the space, while other times, patients may need the teeth in order to bite or chew their food more effectively. When considering tooth restorations, patients have a variety of options. Some may consider dental implants, which are permanent restorations that are surgically placed into the jawbone and topped with … Continue reading

When should Knoxville patients decide to get dentures?

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Many patients are disconcerted at the idea of dentures. It is a common misconception that only the elderly utilize dentures. Knoxville patients at Sequoyah Dental Arts are quickly enlightened, and are educated about the many situations in which dentures may be needed. It is important that patients understand that there are two kinds of dentures. The first is called a partial denture. These are used when one or several teeth in an arch are missing. They are made in the same style as a retainer and they snap into place to restore the smile. The other type of denture is … Continue reading

What is an overdenture for Knoxville residents?

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Many things can cause the loss of natural teeth including periodontal disease and trauma. While the idea of losing teeth is devastating for many, most patients are reassured when they learn about the wide variety of options available for replacing missing teeth. There are several treatments such as dental implants, partial and full dentures, and fixed dental bridges. Determining the restoration right for a patient is done with proper education and a full examination with Dr. Foncea of Knoxville’s Sequoyah Dental Arts. When patients are missing an entire arch of teeth, the most economical restoration may be that of a … Continue reading

Why should a Knoxville, TN patient with dentures consider overdentures?

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Full dentures can be troublesome for some patients. No matter how many times they are readjusted and examined for proper fit, some individuals don’t find them comfortable and may have difficulty keeping them in place, even with dental adhesives. When dentures do not fit properly, they can shift and irritate the gum tissue, causing sores and overall discomfort. They may also fall out of place at the worst possible times. When patients have quality dentures and are still unable to enjoy the benefits of a fully functioning smile, Dr. Foncea of Knoxville, TN may suggest overdentures. Overdentures are full cosmetic … Continue reading

Why might Knoxville area patients consider dentures for teeth replacement?

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Patients in the Knoxville area who have experienced tooth loss are well aware of the negative aspects, in the function of their smile as well as the appearance. When adult teeth are lost from disease, aging, trauma, or extraction, it can result in a less attractive smile. Several teeth lost from the dental arch can result in reduced function, making it harder for patients to eat and speak. At Sequoyah Dental Arts, our team is well aware of how important it is to have all teeth, and we can help with replacement options when necessary. A common consideration for patients … Continue reading


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