Saturday, May 27, 2017

Facts About Dr. Strutz You May Not Know

Are you looking for a new prosthodontist that can help fix your smile? Do you have cracked, broken or missing teeth that are impacting your health? Dr. Strutz and her team can help improve your smile. There are multiple procedures that can be done now to improve not only the health of your smile but your overall health.

Fixing cracked and broken teeth is one of the many procedures that Dr. Strutz and her team work on to help patients. Individuals who have missing teeth, report higher instances of feeling depressed or general loneliness they are also more likely to have other health concerns related to periodontal disease and decay.

Were you impacted by maxofacial cancer? Dr. Strutz in 2010 attended classes at UCLA in order to help patients with Maxillo-Facial Prosthodontics. She is able to conduct a more comprehensive exam and provide you with options for restoring facial features that have been impacted by cancer.

Have you been diagnosed with sleep apnea? There are options other than a facemask to help minimize the impact of sleep apnea in your life. A dental device that fits comfortably in your mouth can help you get the sleep you need while not disturbing your partner.

For more information on how to improve your smile, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

7 Most Asked Questions About Fixed or Implant Supported Dentures

You may have burning questions but you just do not want to put yourself out there and call Dr. Strutz and her team. Maybe you think, I’ll just wait till my next visit. Here are the 7 most commonly asked questions about fixed or implants supported dentures.

1.     Will it hurt? There may be some minor discomfort during surgery and the healing process, but there are a number of patients who have reported very minimal pain during and after the procedure.
2.     How long does it take? Many patients are able to have the procedure done and walk out with their new smile in just a few hours per arch. The overall process make take longer depending on your circumstances.
3.     Will I be able to eat more food? Yes, once you have a fixed denture it improves your biting power and gives you the ability to consume foods you may have not been able to eat for years.
4.     Do you have to brush and floss? Yes, they are taken care of just like your natural teeth.
5.     Who should get fixed or implant supported dentures? Anyone who has a partial denture of who has a full denture that is not fixed, or someone who is contemplating dentures in the future.
6.     Can fixed or implant supported dentures restructure my facial features? Yes, individuals who have drooping or a collapse of cheeks due to missing bottom or upper teeth may experience looking and feeling younger due to having a full set of teeth placed.
7.     Do fixed or implant supported dentures decrease bone deterioration? Yes, because they rely on implants placed into the jaw bone, it re-stimulates bone growth and can prevent deterioration of the bone.

For more information on fixed or implant supported dentures, contact Dr. Strutz and her team today.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

7 Ways That Permanent Dentures Improve Your Life

You may think that All-on-4 types of dentures are just the new excitement and they will be out with the old when a newer technology comes along, but these fixed dentures can improve not only the health of your mouth, but can improve your overall self-confidence as well. Here are 7 ways that Dr. Judy Strutz and her team say that fixed dentures can improve your smile.

1.     You do not remove fixed dentures at home each evening. The only time the fixed denture will be removed, is by your dentist during your routine visits.
2.     They are made to fit your mouth and they do not move around when you eat, smile, speak or nod.
3.     Once they are placed in your mouth, you do not have to worry about adhesive, losing them, cleaning them in solution, or about the dog eating them.
4.     You are able to consume foods you may have not been able to eat for a while, including harder foods such as apples and steak.
5.     Smiling is easier and more natural looking because the dentures are made to fit your mouth. The teeth are not too big or too small, and in fact, your denture can be made to look similar to your natural teeth if you’d like.
6.     They look similar to natural teeth, therefore brushing and flossing them, will help keep them looking healthy.
7.     They do not stain like natural teeth. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in the morning because your fixed dentures are protected.
For more information on fixed dentures, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team today.