It is important that you visit your dentist on a regular basis to prevent the development of cavities, tooth decay and early tooth loss. Tooth loss is common in Australia and a significant percentage of adults over the age of 35 have at least one missing tooth. Missing teeth can cause a huge array of issues, from having a significant impact on the appearance of your smile to causing problems with biting, chewing and even your speech. If you have one missing tooth then very soon you can end up with multiple missing teeth and your situation will worsen.
The importance of visiting the dentist regularly
To avoid finding yourself in this situation you need to speak to your dentist and book an appointment for you and your family today.
Your dentist will check your mouth for any signs of cavities or gum disease, and recommend you to the hygienist as necessary. Some patients need to visit the dentist more often than others. This includes patients with other underlying health conditions, smokers, those who are genetically predisposed to gum disease and other dental complications, pregnant women and many others. Your dentist will tell you how often you need to visit. They will also provide you with tailored dental health advice letting you know how to look after your teeth more thoroughly to prevent early tooth loss or tooth loss at all. Speak to your dentist today to find out more.
Unfortunately if you have avoided the dentist for a long period of time or you have irreversible damage to your teeth then your teeth may fall out of their own accord or you may have to undergo a tooth extraction. This can be an upsetting and traumatic situation to find yourself in. Your dentist will ease your worries and your fears and let you know about replacing your missing teeth. The most popular method of tooth replacement is to use dental implants Sydney. Oral implants provide a possible permanent solution for your missing teeth.
Longevity of oral implants
These have been used for many decades and even the first dental implant surgery in a human patient was highly successful and it lasted for the rest of the patient’s life. Since then much research and development has been carried out and these devices have continued to be the gold standard of replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are composed of medical grade titanium. Titanium is biocompatible, non corrosive and very strong, ideal for its purpose. The titanium implant itself acts as a replacement root for your missing tooth and your dentist will help you choose the best type of prosthetic for your dental needs.
Some patients require a single crown whilst others require a set of dentures to replace the missing teeth. These are fitted onto the implant and can be replaced every 5 to 10 years or as necessary whilst the implant remains in place for many decades.
Speak to your dentist today to find out more about oral implants, looking after them and the advantages of implants compared to other procedures.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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