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Growth Coming in World Market for Dental Implants

The world market for dental implants and prosthetics is expected to grow by 7.3 percent annually over the next five years, according to a September 2016 report cited in Analysts attribute the growth to higher rates of cavities and an over-65 population expected to increase from 524 million in 2010 to 1.5 billion by 2050. At the same time, senior citizens will be more aware of the benefits of dental care and have more disposable income, especially in developing countries. Premium implants, made with durable, high-quality materials, will garner the largest share in the implant market, chiefly in high-income countries like Canada, Germany, the U.S., and Japan. However, low-cost (discounted) implants will be the largest segment of the market. Root-form implants will be in demand because of their durability and high patient satisfaction. An implant is preferable to a dental bridge because bridges are associated with a greater risk…

Is Red Wine Good for Oral Health?

For years, we have been praising wine and other fermented fruit beverages for their positive effects on our hearts and the overall health our bodies. However, studies related to their effects on oral maintenance have generated some concern. Wines are usually acidic which is the source of the trouble. A small amount of acid is mostly harmless and can even be helpful in certain instances. However, too much can cause rapid enamel deterioration. Another issue is drying out the mouth and gums, doctors say all it takes is one glass to cause mouth dehydration. They recommend drinking a glass of water shortly afterwards consuming wine as a way to protect your teeth and gums. So how does the wine affect your teeth? Acid eats away tooth enamel, destroying the protective calcium underneath. Once that structure begins to erode, sensitive nerves are exposed, leading to the throbbing pain most people are…

Porcelain vs. Acrylic Dentures

As we look back on 2014, one of our top articles was “Porcelain vs. Acrylic Teeth”.  This article sparked a lot of interest as for many years Porcelain teeth were the tooth of choice. However, as Acrylic teeth have advanced over the years, they do have some clear benefits over porcelain teeth. What are the differences between porcelain & acrylic teeth? Which type of tooth lasts longer? Are porcelain or acrylic teeth better for dentures? Are porcelain or acrylic teeth better for dental implants ? Which teeth are stronger? As Calgary’s leading denture clinic, we have very clear criteria when assessing denture teeth. Health : The most important, our patients health. Teeth should not put excessive forces on the bone or oral tissues. Appearance : Teeth should look natural. Shape, color, translucency and dimension are all important elements. Bonding : Many denture repairs are the result of debonding of teeth. The teeth and the denture…