Counting On Dental Implants To Support Dentures And Bridges

When patients need to address the loss of multiple teeth, dental bridges and dentures are often counted on to rebuild their smiles. With dental implants, you can keep these prosthetic units more securely in place. Implants are popular because they allow you to enjoy permanent support for your dentures, and keep bridges in place without the need to modify healthy teeth. Implants can also be preferred because you can prevent jawbone resorption, which involves the loss of your jawbone mass. Your dentist will need to provide you with a review before starting your placement, as existing oral health concerns can interfere with your inability to receive them. Because that placement involves oral surgery, you will need to be healthy enough to undergo surgery. Continue reading “Counting On Dental Implants To Support Dentures And Bridges”

Maintaining Your Dental Bridge

Receiving your dental bridge means putting a permanent stop to many problems that can affect people with tooth loss. Because the bridge is stable, it can improve upon your ability to bite, chew, and speak with the comfort you used to enjoy. The presence of your natural-looking restoration also brings with it some obvious benefits to your appearance. Because it is permanently affixed, you may worry that the process of caring for your bridge will be complicated. However, if you exercise good oral care at home, and see your dentist when any problems arise, your restoration should maintain its good condition. Continue reading “Maintaining Your Dental Bridge”

Understanding How Gum Disease Increases Your Tooth Loss Risk

Gum disease is a threat to more than just your gums – an untreated condition could eventually lead to tooth loss. Gingivitis refers to the early stage of a periodontal infection. You can notice signs like a swelling or reddening of the gums; more frequent bleeding is also a sign that something may be wrong. When you notice these issues, your dentist can provide help with a Perio Tray, which allows you to directly combat an infection at home. When nothing is done about gum disease in the earlier stage, your condition can grow more severe. Advanced gum disease, or periodontitis, can damage bone and soft tissue keeping your teeth in place. Periodontitis is not something your dentist can reverse, and you can require extra care to have your condition managed. Continue reading “Understanding How Gum Disease Increases Your Tooth Loss Risk”

Answering Questions You Might Have About Dental Bridges

Securing a dental prosthetic after losing a tooth is important if you want to avoid oral health complications. Your day to day life can be affected by tooth loss – it can be harder to bite and chew, and you could develop jaw problems that lead to frequent feelings of discomfort. In the long term, an unaddressed gap can lead to the loss of more teeth. Your dentist can supply you with a dental bridge that acts to permanently occupy the space that used to house your now-lost tooth. Through the use of dental crowns, the bridge stays in place firmly enough to be used in biting and chewing tasks. A bridge is one of many prosthetic options that can benefit you. You can also use a dental implant to permanently hold a replacement tooth, and you can rely on dentures if you need many teeth replaced. Continue reading “Answering Questions You Might Have About Dental Bridges”

Tooth Loss Can Be A Real Threat To Your Oral Health

You would have a hard time finding someone who would argue that losing a tooth could improve your smile. A missing tooth can hurt how you look, but you should also pay attention to how it can hurt your oral health. Tooth loss can leave you facing the problem of no longer being able to bite and chew in a way that feels natural. Over time, you can develop jaw problems, experience excess wear and tear on remaining teeth, and face a risk for losing more teeth. You can have your smile back, and support better dental function, by having a prosthetic put in place. If you have that prosthetic secured with a dental implant, you can enjoy support that even protects you from jawbone resorption, which can cause real trouble.  Continue reading “Tooth Loss Can Be A Real Threat To Your Oral Health”

Using A Dental Bridge To Solve The Problems Of Tooth Loss

It only takes the loss of one tooth to undermine your typical dental function. Those changes to biting, chewing, and speaking can tax your jaw, and can even lead to TMJ issues that cause you chronic discomfort. You also face the possibility of losing neighboring teeth! All of these issues can be sources of real frustration – and of course, they all occur in addition to the effect tooth loss has on your appearance. A dental bridge provides a permanent solution to the problem of a missing tooth. Your replacement is secured by two dental crowns, meaning you can have your smile back, while also enjoying functional advantages. Continue reading “Using A Dental Bridge To Solve The Problems Of Tooth Loss”

Keeping Dental Prosthetics Stable With Dental Implants

How can you ensure that your dental prosthetic stays secure? Many patients depend on dental implants, which can be used to hold a single tooth restoration, but they can also help support a dental bridge, or partial or full dentures. To keep the implant in place, it must be surgically inserted into your jawbone. The biocompatible titanium post enjoys extra support after healing, because your jawbone will fuse with it. Once the healing process is complete, your implants are capable of permanently keeping a restoration in place. In some cases, mini dental implants may be recommended. Continue reading “Keeping Dental Prosthetics Stable With Dental Implants”

Enjoying A Secure Dental Bridge

A dental prosthetic can correct the cosmetic issue a missing tooth causes. When you have a secure, permanently attached prosthetic, you can enjoy functional benefits as well. A dental bridge offers a means of securing a prosthetic without making oral surgery necessary. To secure the bridge, your dentist will apply two dental crowns to the teeth on each side of where your pontic (replacement tooth) will go. Those crowns hold the prosthetic stable enough to allow you to use it when biting and chewing. The bridge is made with lifelike materials, and is custom-fitted to comfortably fit you. Continue reading “Enjoying A Secure Dental Bridge”

Connecting Gum Disease And Tooth Loss

connecting-gum-disease-and-tooth-loss What sort of harm can gum disease do to your oral health? One major problem is that periodontal troubles today can cause issues that cause you to lose teeth. You could lose important support at the base of teeth, causing them to be weakened to the point of needing to be extracted. They could fall out on their own. Good gum care is tied to good tooth care. Brushing and flossing regularly – and doing these actions well – can destroy the bacteria that threaten to infect your periodontal tissue. If you are seeing signs that your gums might be infected, your dentist can provide help. Continue reading “Connecting Gum Disease And Tooth Loss”

Quiz: Options For Replacing Lost Teeth

quiz-options-for-replacing-lost-teeth There are several ways you can go about replacing a lost tooth. Dental implants are popular with dentists and patients alike for providing a permanent replacement tooth, as well as support for your jaw. One problem (among several) with tooth loss is that when you no longer have a tooth root, the bone can deteriorate. This concern is put to rest when you have an implant. A dental bridge, like a dental implant, is permanent, and can be used to bite and chew food. When your ability to do these things is compromised, it can lead to your suffering painful jaw discomfort. Continue reading “Quiz: Options For Replacing Lost Teeth”