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A Bridge vs Dental implants

When considering a bridge vs dental implants we must take the following factors into account: 
 

 

• Jaw bone resorbtion -Treatment with a dental implant vs bridges involves placing implants in areas where there are no teethand by so doing, the bone area is stimulated again and this prevents long term bone loss in that area. 

If a bridge that connects 2 teeth is used instead of adental implant, pressure is not applied on the jaw bone! Therefore the bone is not stimulated and begins to shrink away. Conclusion – dental implants preserve the underlying jawbone. 

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What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.
 

What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?

There are many advantages to dental implants, including:

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.


What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?

There are many advantages to dental implants, including:

  • Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.
  • Improved speech. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that your teeth might slip.
Cleaning and Prevention

What's the effect of chewing gum?

Everyone loves to chew gum. In fact, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum each year. But what are the effects of chewing gum on your oral health? Is it helpful, or harmful? Actually, it can be both. The effects depend on what kind of gum you chew.
 

Everyone loves to chew gum. In fact, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum each year. But what are the effects of chewing gum on your oral health? Is it helpful, or harmful? Actually, it can be both. The effects depend on what kind of gum you chew

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Why can’t teenagers get dental implants?

Dentist often get asked why children or young adults have to wait until the age of 19 or 20 before they get dental implants. The simple answer is that dental implants should not be placed in jaws that are actively growing. Unlike teeth, the periodontal ligament does not anchor dental implants. 

Implants are fused with bone through a process known as osseointegration. This means that the implant is in a fixed position within the bone. If a dental implant was placed in a growing jaw it would make it difficult to predict the position of the implant after growth is completed. Since dental implants cannot be moved like natural teeth, the implant could be the source of some form of malocclusion.

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Getting Familiar with Dental Implants

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth, bridge or denture. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. 

Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth. You know that your confidence about your teeth affects how you feel about yourself, both personally and professionally. Perhaps you hide your smile because of spaces from missing teeth. Maybe your dentures don’t feel secure. Perhaps you have difficulty chewing.

General Dentistry

What Saliva Does and How Dry Mouth Can Affect Your Health

Dry mouth happens when your mouth produces little to no saliva. What little saliva you have might be thick and stringy. But dry mouth is more than just feeling thirsty. Saliva helps you taste what you eat and drink, and it helps you digest your food. It flushes food particles away from your teeth and neutralizes acids to help prevent tooth decay. Dry mouth is also called xerostomia.
 

Dry mouth happens when your mouth produces little to no saliva. What little saliva you have might be thick and stringy. But dry mouth is more than just feeling thirsty. Saliva helps you taste what you eat and drink, and it helps you digest your food. It flushes food particles away from your teeth and neutralizes acids to help prevent tooth decay. Dry mouth is also called xerostomia.
 

Dry Mouth Includes Dry Skin

Lack of saliva causes the skin in and around the mouth to become dry and tight. Your lips may become cracked, and sores might form at the corners of your mouth. Your tongue can feel rough and dry as well. And you might have trouble swallowing or difficulty speaking without the lubrication that saliva provides.

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Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. There are numerous disease entities requiring different treatment approaches. Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically susceptible individuals. Daily brushing and flossing will prevent most periodontal conditions.

 

Why Is Oral Hygiene So Important?

Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases, (periodontal disease) than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected by periodontal disease at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is through good tooth brushing and flossing techniques, performed daily.
 

Periodontal disease and decay are both caused by bacterial plaque and can be accelerated by a number of different factors. Plaque is a colorless film that sticks to your teeth at the gum line. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth. By thorough daily brushing and flossing, you can remove these germs and help prevent periodontal disease.

If not carefully removed by daily brushing and flossing, plaque hardens into a rough, porous substance known as calculus (or tartar)

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What do You Know about Dental Implants?

What is an implant?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a dental implant specialist places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, tooth decay, a sports injury, or some other reason.


They are also an excellent alternative for partial and full denture wearers seeking a more secure or a permanent attachment of their dentures. Our specialists have successfully placed thousands of implants that have brought smiles back to the faces of so many of our patients!

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