Bring Your Smile Back to Life With Dental Implants
When your teeth become severely damaged, you should make sure to see a dentist and ask for advice on what you can do to make your teeth healthy again. Unhealthy teeth and gums can make eating and drinking difficult, and you don’t want to miss out on your favorite food because of tooth pain. Most dental issues can be avoided by brushing and flossing at least once per day. Most dentists recommend that you brush twice a day, once in the morning and once before you go to bed. By using mouth wash you can eliminate most of germs that reside in your mouth, to further reduce the possibility of gum disease or infections. There are some times when brushing and flossing don’t help though.
If you have suffered an injury to your mouth, such as a severe impact, your teeth can easily become damaged. Once a tooth is completely destroyed, it might have to be extracted. If the tooth has been destroyed but the root is intact, it could require surgery. In those cases it’s possible to have the tooth replaced with an implant. Dental Implants have improved in the last few years, now they can be custom fitted to a person’s mouth, making not only look more natural, but more comfortable. It’s possible to get your teeth looking just like they did before the injury, letting you smile with confidence again.
Dental Implants are for more than just replacing a damaged tooth, they can be used instead of dentures too. Elderly patients that have had such extensive tooth damage that they needed to have all there teeth replaced might consider dental implants. Implanted teeth look completely natural, and can be treated just like natural teeth. You can brush the implants like normal teeth, and enjoy all the foods you used too. Implants are better than dentures. They don’t need to be taken out to be cleaned, and they don’t require an adhesive to stay in place. If dentures have become more of a burden than a blessing, it’s time to consider visiting your dentist and asking about getting implants. Visit us at Joseph A. Schell D.D.S., S.C.