Children's Sports and Dental Injuries

Children's Sports and Dental Injuries

Why Dental Implants Are Nothing To Fear For Young People

by Lillian Dixon

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. Whatever the case may be, you do not have to be worried about dental implants, as they are actually far more effective and better in the long run for younger people than the elderly. 

They Are Not The Same As Dentures

Dentures are prosthetics that you can take in and out of your mouth when you want, and they can often become loose and less stable after only a couple of years. While they can be very well-shaped to your gums and jaw structure, they still do not ever really feel like your own teeth did. Dental implants are securely fastened to the bone with very strong screws, mimicking your teeth in a very convincing fashion so that after a few months the feeling is almost indistinguishable. They are not able to be taken out, and they often last for well over a decade before they need any major maintenance.

They Look Just Like Real Teeth

The stigma of having fake teeth can be much harder for younger people to get over, but modern dental medicine has leapt forward so dramatically that often dental implants are virtually indistinguishable from real teeth. Better than that, they also can last better and require less intensive cleaning to stay pearly white (although good dental hygiene is still very much advised!). This can give you the confidence to smile wider than you would with something more loose-fitting like dentures. 

Tailored To Your Needs

You do not have to lose all your teeth or a full row before you can get dental implants. Dental implants can be used for just one or two affected teeth, and this is usually more common. While this feeling might take a little getting used to, the body quickly adapts, and it doesn't take long to forget you even have it. No special care is needed compared to your regular teeth so you can simply go about your morning and evening brush as you did before. The only time you are likely to remember is when you go for an annual check-up to the dentist.

Contact a local dentist to learn more about dental implants.


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Children's Sports and Dental Injuries

As a mum, I know how essential sport can be to children's development. Through team sports like soccer, kids learn persistence, sportsmanship and the value of supporting their team members. However, all that learning carries some risk as well, and a stray elbow or a ball to the face can result in oral injuries. I have been the mum rushing to the emergency room with a precious permanent tooth sitting in a cup of milk. Admittedly, at the time, I wasn't even sure if the cup of milk was the right solution. As a parent, you will face those situations, and I'm here to make sure you know what to do when they pop up. With this blog, let's explore children's dentistry and sports injuries together... I want you to have the info you need to stay cool, calm and collected, regardless of how many teeth are on the pitch.