Dr. Michael Hamblin sincerely loves being a dentist. He enjoys both the science of dental care, as well as the satisfaction of helping patients improve their oral health. Dr. Hamblin is always happy to walk you through treatment plans or explain a procedure or X-rays, and one of his favorite things is giving patients a tour of the CEREC® design and milling units where he artfully creates custom crowns.
He calls it work, but if you see his grin you’ll wonder! Dr. Hamblin is not only a very skilled practitioner but he is passionate about his work—two important qualities in a health care provider. Dr. Hamblin received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Sonoma State University and went on to dental school in San Francisco at UOP School of Dentistry, one of the most clinically advanced schools in the country. As a Doctor of Dental Surgery, Dr. Hamblin continues to advance his knowledge and experience through educational courses in both general dentistry, as well as specialty areas like sports dentistry and neuromuscular dentistry.
Dr. Hamblin is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the California Dental Association (CDA), the Redwood Empire Dental Society (REDS), DOCS Education for sedation dentistry (DOCS), and the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI).
The best solution for those with loose or poor fitting dentures
Any denture wearer will tell you there’s nothing more upsetting than a slipping denture and the anxious uncertainty it brings. Not only can the denture become an embarrassment, but an ill-fitting appliance will eventually wear down the very ridges (bone) that support it. Then it’s more slipping, more often.
One solution to this uncomfortable state of affairs is dental implants. You’ve heard of implants that replace a single tooth, or several at either end of a traditional bridge. Well, the denture wearer can benefit as well. With two to four implants in place—bonded to the bone itself—a denture has something to “hang on” to. We create an over-denture that fits atop the implants and lends more permanent stability.
Next-to-natural options that restore more than missing teeth
The stability provided by implant dentures is as close as you can get to natural teeth, but improved chewing and speaking efficiency is by no means where the benefits end. By putting teeth back where they belong, dentures and implants can restore and keep facial muscles from sagging by providing support for cheek and lips. And denture wearers may also notice improved nutrition, since they can finally enjoy those crunchy fresh fruits and vegetables. It can truly be a life changing experience.