Tooth loss is a relatively common problem that we face at various stages of our lives for different reasons. In fact, more than 35 million Americans are missing all of their upper/lower teeth. And 1 in 4 Americans have had either a chipped, dented, or loss of at least one tooth. The consequences for a missing tooth can have a severe impact on your overall oral health, hygiene, and psyche.
The main reasons for tooth loss include natural tooth decay, gum disease, failed root canal, or an injury or damage which beyond repair. Apart from all the medical issues it can cause tooth loss ruins self-confidence, makes it hard to eat, and results in slurred speech.
A permanent solution for tooth loss is dental implants. Dental implants fill in the empty space and makes your mouth feel full again.
Why Do You Need Dental Implants?
When a single tooth is broken or damaged, it tends to have an effect on all of your other teeth as well. Your mouth tries to compensate for the extra space and this eventually causes instability and misalignment in the entire jaw. By putting more strain on the gums and jaws you inadvertently affect the tissue as well. To avoid these problems altogether for a single loss tooth it’s best to get dental implants.
Traditionally, fixed bridges, braces, or dentures were used as a solution to replace teeth. All of these procedures are essentially fake teeth that are placed to fill the empty space of the gum but not a permanent solution. Today, dentists offer dental implants as permanent solutions to replace missing teeth because
a dental implant is an artificial tooth that is implanted into the jawbone through a surgical procedure for permanent solution. It is capable enough to support the neighboring teeth without relying on them or exerting pressure on them.
Dental implants make it easier for you to chew than bridges, braces, or dentures do. They improve facial structure, your gum line, and never shift. The implanted tooth is implanted with metal screws through surgical procedures so you never have to worry about it falling out or shifting out of place.
Aftercare for Dental Implants
Once you have undergone the procedure, your focus should be on taking care of your implant as proper aftercare treatment ensures reliability and longevity of your dental implants.
Here are some aftercare tips:
After a dental implant, use a soft bristle toothbrush, twice a day, and brush your teeth for at least two minutes each time. If you are using water flossers, you must use one with a low-pressure setting. Your dental floss should be one that doesn’t leave particles behind on teeth as that could contribute to infections and implantitis. When choosing a mouthwash, make sure that it is nonabrasive and contains antimicrobial ingredients.
Any sort of metal picks or equipment should be avoided as they can scratch the metal surface and give way to bacteria or infections. Any equipment that mimics professional instruments should also be avoided as it can crack or destroy the dental implant if used improperly.
Dental implants are a great way to resolve your tooth loss issues. They look natural, last a lifetime, and are painless. If you are looking for professionals with over 50 years of experience, a soft touch, and true professionalism when doing dental implants in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Port Hueneme, Solvang, Ventura, Camarillo, or Goleta, come to Johnson Family Dental.
We provide un-paralleled technology that allows us to diagnose disease we wouldn’t otherwise be able to assess in our Santa Barbara dental location. We are able to calculate bone density, volume and nerve paths for more accurate implant placement.
As patients increasingly ask for more sophisticated and immediate procedures, our advanced in-office imaging systems provide more accurate information for expanding general dentistry, oral and orthodontic surgery, implantology, TMJ analysis, airway assessment, periodontal, orthodontic, impaction and many other dental procedures. Johnson Family Dental has one of the only I-CAT scanner in our office locations.
We also numerous deals and offer financial assistance to our clients for dental implants. You can check them out at our website http://www.johnsonfamilydental.com/