Dental Implants have become a common surgical procedure in the field of dentistry. With modern advancements in Dental technology, the Implant failure rate has been drastically reduced and has hence become very minimal. Implantologists take extra care to plan the procedure and manage the healing process to avoid potential complications. The success of the implants not only lies in the hands of the implantologists but also in the hands of the patients. Post-Surgical care plays an important role in the success of Dental Implants. Here are a few tips on how to care for your newly placed dental implants.
Many people have the misconception that young children’s oral hygiene is not that important because of the fact that permanent teeth will replace their first set of teeth which is the Milk teeth. Milk teeth need to be given as much care as the permanent teeth. The white bright appearance of milk teeth of children does not mean that their teeth are protected or healthy. The health of the milk teeth in children is important for the proper eruption of their permanent teeth. Early loss of milk teeth can cause misalignment of the permanent teeth or other orthodontic problems concerning the alignment of the teeth. Here are five interesting things to do with your children so that they take care of their oral hygiene from early on.
Braces are usually recommended by Dentists to enhance your facial appearance or if you experience discomfort while smiling due to structural issues. Aesthetics is one side of the story but on the flip side, if you leave orthodontic problems unaddressed, it can lead to several oral health problems. Here are 7 signs to look for if your teeth need dental braces.
Tooth extraction procedures are done only when the tooth has decayed beyond salvage point. In some trauma cases, the tooth has to be extracted due to the extensive damage it has suffered. Nowadays people wish to replace the extracted tooth immediately with dental implants in the same sitting. This tendency is more when front teeth are extracted as the aesthetic of the smile is lost. You can get your implants immediately after your tooth has been extracted. These specialized implants are called Immediate Dental Implants.
If all or most of your teeth are missing or decayed beyond a point of salvage they need replacement. One of the most effective treatments available for restoring your lustrous smile is getting Full Denture Implants. They are also known as implant-supported dentures or full mouth dental implants.
What is a Gummy Smile?
The definition of a gummy smile depends on aesthetics and perception. But the underlying concept of a gummy smile is when the teeth and the gum tissue of the upper jaw are not in harmony. People with gummy smiles often feel reluctant to smile and can make a person self-conscious. Most people are unaware, but gummy smiles are not a big deal and can be fixed in various ways.
The answer to this is a resounding yes. You can get dental implants in just a single day. Traditionally, fixing dental implants is a two-step process where the post made of titanium alloy which is screwed into the jawbone is allowed to integrate with the bone and heal. Then comes the process of placing the abutment and then the crown on top of it. This entire process takes a few months. That is not the case with Same Day dental implants or Single visit dental implants.
Missing teeth cause jaw bone loss due to the absence of stimulus. As a result, the bone volume decreases in the jaw area gradually. Many studies point to the fact that in the first year of missing tooth alone, the jaw bone in that area decreases by as much as 25%. In a few years time, the height of the jaw bone on the missing tooth area decreases by few millimeters. Only dental implants arrest bone loss and can halt this progressive degeneration of jaw bone.
We often associate missing teeth with a poor smile and bad facial aesthetics. Though this is true and affects the confidence level of the person with missing teeth there is more to it. Missing teeth cause gradual erosion of the jaw bones. This erosion can end in weakening the healthy teeth too. But how does missing teeth cause bone loss in the jaw?