Lost A Tooth Recently ?????

16th January 2013 | Posted by: Helen Hewison

Are you missing a tooth

Are you missing a tooth?

Tooth Loss

Tooth loss can be an embarrassing condition that most adults aged twenty and older have had to deal with. Most people in this age bracket have lost at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal, tooth decay, excessive wear and tear or congenital defects. Regardless of the reasons related to tooth loss, dental implants may provide a smile remedy with proven results.

 Who Is a Candidate for Dental Implants?

With the exception of growing children, there may be a dental implant solution for you. Whether you need to replace one tooth, several teeth, or all your teeth, dental implants may be the solution for people of all ages.

 The following are common causes of tooth loss which would benefit from replacement with implants:

 Gum Disease– Patients who have lost their teeth to periodontal (gum) disease have been successful recipients of dental implants.

 Currently Wearing Dentures– Patients who wear dentures or removable bridges are good candidates for having their teeth replaced with dental implants. The implants can also be used to stabilise and secure dentures, making them much more comfortable.

 Smokers- Smoking will lessen the success rate of implants considerably although smokers have also been successful recipients of implants.

 Bone Loss– Bone loss is a common occurrence for people who have lost teeth or had periodontal disease. Implantologists are trained and experienced in grafting bone to safely and permanently secure implants.

 Existing Medical Conditions– If you currently have routine dental treatment, you can generally have an implant placed. Your dentist or doctor will let you know if you have a certain condition in which an implant would not be appropriate. Patients with chronic diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes are usually successful candidates for dental implant treatment.







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