As an adult, a knocked-out tooth starts a race against the clock. If you quickly make your way to an emergency dentist, they may be able to replant the tooth—like some grim game show where the prize is that you get to keep all your teeth. But what about when your child knocks out one of their baby teeth due to an accident? Since a baby tooth isn't intended to be permanent, is it a big deal if it's knocked out a little ahead of schedule?
Teeth loss, whether due to age, an injury or a disease, can significantly change life as you know it. For example, you suddenly must change your diet and smile less. Besides, social gatherings become a nuisance, and your jaws feel generally weak over time. Fortunately, complete dentures are ideal for severe tooth loss because they can replace an entire arc of missing teeth. That said, many people don't understand full dentures, which often leads to misuse and poor care.
Dentures are a standard solution for people without more than half of their teeth. However, although dentures are a time-tested solution, they have drawbacks, such as poor fit and the need for regular adjustments. Therefore, if you no longer feel comfortable with dentures in your mouth, you should think about getting all-on-four dental implants. The full-arch teeth are screwed into the jaw bone and can stay on for a lifetime. This article explores the reasons all-on-four dental implants are an excellent choice compared to dentures.
Gum disease isn't particularly serious in its early stages. Without professional treatment, gum disease will progress, causing a succession of increasingly serious dental problems. This can even cause your teeth to become loose and fall out. How can gum disease cause this level of damage, and how can the damage be reversed? Late Stage Periodontal Disease Gingivitis is one of the most common early forms of periodontal disease and is easily corrected.
If you are below the age of fifty, you probably were not expecting any serious kind of dental work this early on in your life. Everyone kind of expects to one day end up with dentures or false teeth, but getting them done so early can come as quite a shock. There are many reasons why this can be necessary, from accidents that crush your teeth to serious decay and genetic defects.