A specialized procedure which is set to fall into different categories such as prosthetic dentistry (due to its artificial replacement nature) and is also categorized under cosmetic dentistry is called a dental implant. This procedure is meant to counter the effects of tooth loss, they can be functional effects or aesthetic effects. A patient who has lost a tooth or a group of them is able to restore his or her oral functionality through several procedures, in other words, dental implants are not the only option but, they do tend to be the more effective and durable treatment when it comes to blogs and replacement. Such procedure also restores the necessary functionality of the teeth and the always important supporting structure. There are several reasons why a person might loose a tooth, let's take a look at some of them: -- Diseases: this is a very common reason why people lose their teeth, if proper oral care is not taken in consideration at an early stage dental diseases can take over and ruin a person's oral cavity, an example of such disease is the gum disease.
It goes without saying that smoking causes serious damage to the teeth structure of a person, these substances found in cigarettes affect directly the gum which becomes weakened by the many diseases which can form in this area, since the gum is the underlying structure which provides some support to our teeth in addition to the jawbone, it is up because most important to take care of this tissue. Most heavy smokers have severely damaged gums which may trigger intense pain, bleeding, bad breath, misaligned structures and a whole array of dental problems. People who smoke need more targeted and a more demanding dental care compared to people who do not smoke, some people might think that the number one reason why people lose their teeth is because of oral trauma or a very poor oral hygiene when the truth of the matter is that cigarette smoking is without a doubt the leading cause of tooth loss amongst most people, you can also say that smoking contributes to a very poor oral hygiene.
The need to create new methods which are more effective and comfortable for the patient when it comes to mouth reconstruction, cosmetic dentistry as well as general oral care has triggered several changes in the technology used during dental procedures, such changes have made dentists more efficient and provided better results which can be realized within a shorter amount of time. Those who do not visit their dentist in a regular basis will not be able to tell the differences between the procedures done 10 to 20 years ago compared to the ones done today. When it comes to cosmetic and general dentistry and technologies are being developed in order to create products or developed techniques which will help prevent, diagnose or treat conditions and diseases at an early stage in a more effective way. What this basically means for the patient is that their procedures will be a lot less painful, more targeted and the results will be tangible within a relative amount of time. Let's take a look at two of the technologies which are used today by cosmetic and general dentist: CEREC: This revolutionary system allows a dentist to create dental Veneers, porcelain fillings as well as crowns within just one visit.
Improvements in dental technology have allowed implants to become almost indistinguishable from the rest of the persons teeth, the natural appearance is greatly aided by the way that the implant is carefully connected with the living bone, this procedure not only makes the implant more visually appealing but it also makes it very functional. For the most part, implants are placed in just one sitting however, it is required for a patient to wait an extended period of time to allow osseointegration. In a nutshell, osseointegration is a process by which the implants root bonds with the jawbone, this process is also referred to as direct anchorage. It is very common for a person to have to wait three to six months for the implant to heal and become completely incorporated with the supporting bone, at this point the procedure is considered to have been successful. The last step is the placement of a crown. If during the bonding period osseointegration does not occur within the implant will fail and the dentist will consider another method by which the structure can be repaired or replaced.
Some of the restorative procedures that can be recommended to a patient include dentures, bridges as well as dental implants, this last procedure overstay permanent solution to people who have lost a tooth for any reason, other restorative methods can also be used in order to complement the effects of an implant for instance, an implant can be applied in order to complement and support a crown or a dental bridge which are put in place in case multiple teeth are missing, the same thing can be said about dentures because implants can't make them more stable and at the same time they can also reduce gum irritation. Advances in technology have allowed more and more patients to become candidates for dental implants, the development of narrower many implants have also become possible however, whether or not your candidate for an implant is up to your dentist to decide if you're oral condition calls for such treatment. In addition, dentists do not need a special license or notification in order to perform implant dentistry because the education they received makes them fully qualified to do so, in some cases general dentist do refer such patients to a specialist such as a restorative dentist or a prosthodontist.
A smile makeover is a process which involves several steps in order to correct a person's oral structure in order to create a more visually appealing look, the first step involves a professional evaluation in order to create a comprehensive dental plan in order to meet the expectations and aesthetics goals of the patient. Once the evaluation has been done the dentist will provide a series of steps as well as the time frame in which they are expected to be completed, some of the steps and treatments which can be involved during a smile makeover include: -- Mouth reconstruction: This is a general step which involves several other small procedures such as tooth whitening, dental implants, Veneers, dental fillings, placement of dentures, bridges and other structures which will help the elements which form the oral cavity to take a new shape which will enhance the looks of the person. During the mouth reconstruction and enhancement procedure factors such as the hair color, skin tone, the gum tissue as well as a size of the lips are taken in consideration in order to create a full face effect that will effectively rejuvenate a person.
How old were you the first time that he went to the dentist? six or seven years old perhaps? If this is the case then you might vividly remember the cold look of the dentist waiting room, the eyes full of fear of other children who were waiting for their turn in order to stare into the eyes of the person who was going to bring an enormous level of physical pain into their lives, you might also remember the uncontrollable scream of the child who was being held by the dentist. As you grew up and starting to some teeth you started to feel pain and your family members may you to do the dentist in order to prevent further complications, later on as an older teenager or young adult you might have heard from other people about the painful process of the root canal which is also considered to be the ultimate form of pain when it comes to dentistry, this is also accompanied by the terrifying thought of a dentist drilling into your teeth with the equally feared dental drill. Yes, these are indeed painful and traumatic memories which can be a huge factor and the main reason why now that you're an adult you will do anything in order to avoid going to the dentist.
At the very core of oral hygiene we have our daily routine which involves brushing our teeth and flossing, these are two things that we must not neglect in order to keep good dental hygiene and a beautiful smile. In order to supplement the basic dental care that we provide for ourselves it is important to visit a professional in preventive dental care, a general dentist is also able to provide help in this field. Finally dentists, cosmetic dentists as well as dental hygienists are able to provide additional help in order to complement our day to day oral hygiene routine. It goes without saying that tooth brushing should be the cornerstone of our daily oral hygiene routine, as good as it may be it does have some flaws for instance, it is not able to remove calculus which is also referred to as tartar or plaque that builds over time on top of our teeth. Tartar has got to be removed in order to avoid complications such as cavities, toothaches or any other type of illness which might trigger the loss of a persons teeth, by removing such buildup we are able to prevent the need for dental bridges, crowns, root canals, painful extractions and so on.
If you thought that your smile only has aesthetic importance to life, then think twice. Your teeth can be an indicator of your overall health. Oral care is as important as caring for the rest of the body. Speaking of oral care, the first thing that comes to our minds is toothpaste. Yes, Toothpaste when combined with regular oral hygiene is an effective part of oral care but it can only give you superficial protection. This means that it can protect you externally against problems like plague or bacteria. Most people do not know that mechanical digestion begins in the mouth and the teeth have a very important role to play in it. The saliva, the tongue and the teeth come together to start the digestion process. So if you have been facing problems with indigestion and haven't been able to attribute it to any other cause, then maybe here's the answer. Hence, it is recommended by most dentists that you consume foods that boost the health of your teeth and gums. And if you cannot consume such foods on a regular basis, then you need to have a regular intake of health supplements that promote dental health.
Dental veneers is a term used to describe a special type of thin tooth-like shell which is made of special materials such as ceramic that can be applied over the surface of cracked or chipped teeth which many ruin the aesthetics of a person's oral cavity. Veneers are categorized under cosmetic dentistry because they are used to produce perfectly aligned teeth and at the same time provide a natural look. The technology and materials used in veneers has been greatly improved compared to past versions of them. Veneers have been used to correct several oral cosmetic deficiencies such as: Misaligned teeth: It is very common for some people to be born with a spacing between their teeth, such problem may become even more noticeable as they grow older, in such cases the use of these reshaping shells is a great solution. Worn Enamel: Enamel is the white substance which covers our teeth, the substance may decay naturally as a person grows older however, most of the time the reason for the Enamel to be compromised can be attributed to a person's eating and drinking habits, certain soft drinks, coffee, tea, smoking are always known to be common factors which produce accelerated decay of enamel.