Some gaps are meant to be fixed
Did you know that your oral health is linked with the rest of your health? Poor oral health can lead to a host of other problems. That is why it is so important to have regular dental check-ups. A regular dental check-up could be the difference between a filling and a root-canal; another way to look at it would be, a dental check-up every six months could be the difference between approximately a hundred or so dollars and anywhere from $1500.
Your oral health…
Oral health issues can lead to other health issues; remember the mouth is the gateway to your body. Bacteria and germs that form in your mouth can (and will) spread through into the rest of your body. When these bacteria and germs travel through the rest of your body it can cause serious health issues. Some of these issues include:
- Heart disease
- Heart attacks
- And even cancer
You see, it is the bacteria and inflammation from oral health issues (such things as gum disease) that travel.
…your oral health is so important
When you lose a tooth (or have to have one extracted) if you do not get a dental implant the teeth on either side of the gap will start to twist in an attempt to close the gap. A missing tooth can lead to weakening of the jawbone, gum disease (which can lead to tooth loss), sunken cheeks and other health issues. By getting a dental implant not only do you fill that gap, but you also obtain an artificial tooth that will look and feel like a natural tooth.
It’ll boost your self-confidence…
Your smile will go from gappy, back to being a healthy looking smile, and a happy looking smile will mean you can smile with confidence. Dental implants are great and not only because they will improve the function and bite of your smile. Dental implants look like your other teeth so no one will be able to spot the artificial tooth; it will be as if you got your natural teeth back.
..fill the gap in your life
At Harris Dental Boutique our team of dedicated and friendly dentists are here to help you every step of the way. We believe in answering all of your questions and discussing with you what your best options are. When you come in to Harris Dental Boutique at Bundaberg you can rest assured you are in very capable hands. We believe that prevention is better than a cure; however, sometimes a cure is prevention.
By having dental implants you are effectively saving yourself from the long term problems associated with missing a tooth. We cannot emphasise strongly enough how much damage one missing tooth can do; it will affect your smile (both aesthetically and functionally), the health of your gums, jaw and even your overall health. With all this in mind we really believe that filling the gap in your smile is the best health option you can make.
How to fill the gap…
Dental implants generally take two visits to the dentist:
The first visit to a dentist is where we insert the dental implant into the vacant space. Now it will take some time for the dental implant and the jawbone to fuse. What the dental implant does is act as an anchor, or if you think of it in terms of your natural teeth, a dental implant acts as the tooth’s root.
Once the bone and the dental implant have fused a crown is attached to the implant and voila! You have a new strong, sturdy tooth.
Dental implants can last a lifetime. This is of course provided they are looked after as you would your normal teeth: brush twice a day and floss once a day.