Tooth loss can be a traumatic and embarrassing situation to find yourself in as an adult. Unfortunately, tooth loss is a natural part of old age however there are many ways in which you can help prevent this or delay this by looking after your teeth efficiently throughout your life and visiting your dentist on a regular basis.
Tooth loss occurs as a result of tooth decay and gum disease which are both issues that can be treated successfully if detected early on by your dentist. It is important that you visit your dentist at least every six months for a full check-up and a professional clean where necessary. Appointments with your hygienist not only make sure that your teeth are thoroughly cleaned but they examine your gums to make sure that there are no signs of gum disease. If any issues are detected, the earlier it is the greater the chance of success in increasing the longevity of your teeth and preventing tooth loss later on in life.
Speak to your dentist as soon as possible
If you have experienced tooth loss, whether it has been as a result of poor oral hygiene, avoiding the dentist, side effects of other underlying diseases, effects of medication or as a result of physical trauma to your mouth in an injury or accident, speak to your dentist as soon as possible. Due to advances in technology there are many different treatment options available in the management of tooth loss. By speaking to your dentist early on you will relieve yourself of the discomfort which tooth loss can bring but also you will help reduce the negative impact that tooth loss has on your surrounding healthy teeth.
Dental implants in Hertfordshire have become a highly popular choice of tooth replacement therapy amongst dentists and patients alike. Speak to your dentist today to find out more about why it continues to increase in popularity and how it can help in the management and treatment of your tooth loss.
Are dental implants the right choice of treatment for you?
There are some contraindications for dental implants such as diabetes and immunosuppression. Another important factor is sufficient volume and height of your alveolar bone therefore it is important to speak to the dentist as soon as possible following tooth loss as over a period of time this can result in bone decay and may hinder your chances of effective tooth replacement therapy. Once your dentist is satisfied that you are eligible for this treatment procedure they will carry out a full examination of your teeth to make sure that your teeth are clean and your gums are healthy and also check if there are any other dental issues which need to be dealt with or can be dealt with at the same time.
Dental implants work by being directly inserted into the jaw of your bone to replace the root of your missing tooth. It fuses with the bone and therefore provides a strong and stable support for the prosthetic of your choice in the replacement of your missing tooth or teeth. Speak to your dentist today to find out more about how you can deal with the loss of your teeth and how you can smile happily again very soon.