If you suffer from tooth loss due to an injury, decay or gum disease, then you may have been searching for a way to treat them and to get them replaced. Currently, thanks to new technology, there is a way that is not using bridges or dentures. Here is how;
Using dental implants
Looking for cosmetic dentist services at Hobart now offer dental implants. A dental implant is a replacement of the tooth root that is made to match your natural teeth. In order to be eligible for a dental implant surgery you must have good general and dental health, not have any gum disease, and also have ample jawbone material. The surgery can be done under general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia. It is a process that takes quite a long time period, however the advantages are that they improve appearance, are permanent as they join with the jaw bone, improve speech, comfort, self-esteem, it is easier to eat, it’s very durable and gives overall good oral health. Dental implants require the same care given to ordinary teeth such as brushing, flossing and regular dental check-ups.
Bridges, crowns and dentures.
Apart from dental implants, you can also fix dentures or bridges. They are basically devices that are cemented into the teeth. Contact us for dentures at Hobart. Bridges usually cover missing space between teeth. They are placed in the area where the missing tooth once was. The benefit of using a bridge is that it strengthens damaged tooth, and improves appearance of the teeth, its alignment and the ability to bite. Gaps in between teeth usually result in teeth shift giving bad bite, using a bridge prevents this.
A crown is used to cover the damaged tooth. While improving its shape and alignment, it also strengthens the tooth. It can be recommended to protect weak teeth from fracturing, restore a damaged tooth or even cover a dental implant. A denture is an artificial replacement for your natural teeth and gums. There are a variety of dentures, and depending on the state of your gums and teeth, a specific model would be suggested.
The above mentioned methods are the options that you have if you want to get your teeth replaced. It is important to speak with your dentist to figure out which option is the best suited for your condition, and which meets your financial needs.
Once your treatment of choice has been selected and done, it is important to always care for your oral hygiene as there are many ways in which your immune system could be at risk due to lack of hygiene resulting in gum infections and tooth decay. If oral infections are left untreated, it could lead to catastrophic end result. Therefore, it’s vital to care for and maintain your oral hygiene.