People with missing teeth only have a few options when it comes to restoring their smiles. Some people prefer not to do anything. They get by with the teeth they still have. The problem with this scenario is that your remaining teeth are having to work harder than they’re supposed to, leading to premature wear and side-effects like TMJ pain.
If you were to look at a picture of dental implant designs, you might be surprised to learn that they’re one of the least-invasive types of dental therapies available. The apparently rigid surface of the artificial “root” initially seems as if implants might require less than desirable process to install into the bone. Surprisingly, that’s not the case. Getting dental implants can actually be quite comfortable and straightforward!
Any time we’re indulging in sweets, we probably worry about the cavity risk. Although dental implants don’t develop tooth decay, they’re still susceptible to things like plaque buildup, tartar, and stain from the foods and drinks we enjoy.
One of the biggest misconceptions about dental implant treatment is that you need a one-to-one ratio of implants to the number of missing teeth there are.
Conventional dentures are an efficient and affordable way to replace all of your teeth at once. And hybrid or “All-on-4” implants are a great combination of streamlined prosthetics when you don’t want a traditional denture.
Peri-implantitis. To describe it, we first have to go back to “gingivitis” and “gum disease.” When gum inflammation and infection become aggressive, it leads to destruction of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. We call this condition “periodontal disease” or “periodontitis.” Left untreated, the chronic swelling and bone deterioration leads to tooth mobility and loss.