The importance of good oral hygiene
Good oral hygiene is an important part of daily life which needs to be instilled in us from a very young age. Visiting the dentist on a regular basis can make sure that you are looking after your teeth properly and any signs of tooth decay or gum disease, which are the leading causes of tooth loss, can be taken care of early and successfully to help prevent further complications in the future. Tooth loss can be a very difficult situation to find yourself in, resulting in distress, embarrassment, and discomfort. By speaking to a dentist early on as soon as you experience tooth loss, whether this may be as a result of poor oral hygiene or as a result of an accident or injury, you can help reduce your distress and discomfort, but you can also more importantly prevent further issues and damage to your surrounding teeth.
Treating tooth loss
There are many different treatment options available for tooth loss so there is no need to suffer in silence or put up with it in this day and age. Advances in dental technology have seen the introduction and establishment of dental implants in Nottingham over the last few decades. Dental implants have proven to be a popular and effective choice of tooth replacement therapy and it is something that you need to speak to your dentist about to find out whether you are eligible and how it can positively impact your teeth following tooth loss.
To be eligible for dental implants it is important to speak to your dentist as soon as you lose your tooth or teeth because dental implants require that you have sufficient healthy bone for the treatment to be successful. If tooth loss is left unchecked and untreated it can result in bone decay and this may affect your eligibility therefore speak to your dentist today without delay and find out more about why dental implants are such a popular choice of treatment.
What are dental implants and how do they work?
The implant itself is a small titanium component which requires a hole to be drilled where the missing root of your tooth once was and is then inserted directly into the jawbone. When the titanium comes into contact with the bone it results in the direct fusion of the implant to the bone which results in the strength and stability that it is able to provide for the prosthetic of your choice. This is what makes dental implants an effective and popular choice of tooth replacement therapy. The process of successful fusion can require a few weeks as it is a natural process and once your dentist is happy that the implant has successfully fused into the jawbone then an abutment is attached to the implant to which the prosthetic is then joined to. You may choose to have a crown, multiple crowns or a set of dentures attached to the abutment, and this will depend on your requirements and personal preferences and is something that you can discuss with your dentist and come to an agreement on. Speak to your dentist today and find out more about dental implants and how they can help you.
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