Why Tooth Loss Is Just the Start of Oral Health Problems

For many people who experience tooth loss, it’s the severe result of another underlying oral health concern. For example, the most frequent reason for tooth loss is severe gum disease and the damage that it causes to the supportive structures around your teeth. However, the loss of one or more teeth doesn’t mark the end of your oral health concerns. Gum disease continues to threaten your gums and jawbone structure, and the loss of the tooth structure (particularly, their roots) will continue to have a detrimental impact on your dental ridge. (more…)

Why You Lost Teeth, and What to Do About It

The loss of your healthy, natural teeth doesn’t occur for no reason, and it isn’t a natural part of the aging process, as some people may believe. On the contrary, tooth loss is the result of several different potential concerns, which is why understanding the specific cause of your tooth loss is important to restoring your healthy smile. Today, we examine the most common cause of tooth loss, and what it could mean for your oral health long term if you don’t address it as part of your smile restoration plan. (more…)

The Real Importance of Replacing Lost Teeth Roots

The main reason why addressing any oral health concern as soon as possible is because, in most cases, they’ll continue to get worse until you do. When it comes to addressing tooth loss, however, some of the consequences can continue to impact your smile even after you’ve received a custom restoration. That’s because the loss of tooth involves losing more than what conventional dental restorations can replace. Today, we look at the importance of replacing lost teeth roots, and why dental implants are essential to replacing your smile. (more…)

Things to Ask Yourself About Jawbone Grafting

Restoring your smile when you’ve experienced one or multiple severe oral health concerns can sometimes be more complex than it seems at first. For example, when some patients experience tooth loss and want to rebuild their smiles by replacing their lost teeth, the most important part of the restoration is often the implanted post that supports it. However, receiving one or more dental implant posts might not be as simple as you expect, either, especially if your jawbone has experienced significant consequences due to the loss of your teeth roots. (more…)

Why Some People Benefit More from Smaller Dental Implants

While dental implants are a highly successful option for replacing lost teeth, there are sometimes certain considerations that come with receiving them. For example, some patients may have lost a significant number of teeth, or have lived with tooth loss and its consequences for many years. In some cases, this can lead to a weakened state of their jawbone structure, which can affect their ability to receive an adequate number of traditional dental implant posts. With the use of small-diameter dental implants, we can often help patients overcome this challenge and benefit from the more comprehensive tooth replacement provided by dental implant posts. (more…)

Restoring Your Smile with Dental Implants

Tooth loss leads to several diminishing effects on your oral health bite function, which is why replacing lost teeth and restoring your smile is so essential to preserving your good oral health. When it comes to replacing lost teeth, the right solution often depends on how many teeth need replacement. However, patients have another option – supporting their appropriate restoration on one or more dental implant posts. This option can significantly impact the long-term results of your smile restoration plan, as well as give your replacement teeth the support they need to function more comfortably. (more…)

Reasons to Worry Less About Extracting a Tooth

After being told that your tooth needs to be extracted, it’s natural to have a few questions and worries about it. For instance, if the condition is bad enough to warrant extracting a tooth, then you might worry what other impacts to your oral health are there to be concerned about. While the need for tooth extraction may indicate a serious oral health condition, the good news is that the process is often a simple one. In addition, you can worry less about the impact of losing the tooth by replacing it on the same day with a dental implant-supported crown. (more…)

Things to Address Before Getting Dental Implants

The point of dental implants is to address your tooth loss in a way that helps you regain most of the vital functions of your lost teeth. This means replacing the roots of your teeth to reestablish their ability to sustain your bite pressure and to stimulate your jawbone structure. The process of rebuilding your smile with dental implants is more complex than it is with a more conventional restoration. Therefore, there may be one or more concerns that you’ll have to address before receiving your dental implant-supported restoration. (more…)

Things that Could Negatively Impact Your Dental Implants

For patients who receive them, dental implants boast an impressively high success rate. However, that success depends on more than just the quality of your treatment. It also relies heavily on how well you care for your dental implant restoration and oral health afterward. Without proper care and maintenance, your custom, implant-supported restoration may experience complications that you could otherwise prevent, which makes it even more important to your long-term oral health. (more…)

What to Expect when Dealing with Tooth Loss

Tooth loss isn’t something that everyone will have to deal with, but a large percentage of people will at some point in their lives. For some people, it may be the result of something out of their control, such as the impaction of a wisdom tooth or a severe, accidental traumatic injury. For others, it may be the result of a chronic oral health condition that could have been prevented, or treated before tooth loss occurred. If it does occur, then tooth loss has to be addressed as soon as possible in order to prevent the continuing impacts it could have on your oral health. (more…)