Wisdom teeth present a curious problem in the world of dentistry. In general, dentists do not like to extract living teeth unless it is called for, in the case when it is very decayed and infected.
It sometimes seems like the only reason we still have wisdom teeth are to make dentists money. After all, these teeth do not erupt when the other teeth do, frequently not having enough space to erupt as a result, and are the most likely candidates for inflammation and tooth decay.
Recurring oral problems are very often caused by improper oral hygiene, and by being exposed to the same microbes and the same pathogens over and over, time and time again. This is because we eat the way we do, have oral flora that is the way it is, and encounter the same microbes from the air, from the people we kiss, from the foods we eat, as each ecosystem and climate has its own set of microbes and bacterial life that flourish on it. One of the places that microbial life flourishes is the toothbrush.
Morning breath, dragon breath, or its Latin name, halitosis. This is the acrid, repulsive smell that many people have, especially in the morning and after eating food. What can we do to prevent it? In order to answer that question, we need to find out the causes of Halitosis, and deal with them properly.
As with all prostheses, dental or otherwise, there can be problems, even recurring problems inherent in the product itself. There are certain things that will happen in time to dental bridges that are simply due to the wear and tear of everyday use. This of course is outside of the realm of the bridge being poorly manufactured, or having some issues relating to its structural integrity. If you have been given a faulty bridge the problems in it should become evident quickly, and the technician who made it will make you another one, usually free of charge. Let us now turn our attention towards the frequently occurring inevitable problems that can be expected from wearing dental bridges.
This forum post deals with a common question that goes through many peoples minds once a tooth has gone missing; should I get prostheses, or should I go ahead and invest in a dental implant? There is no easy, straight forward answer to this question, as what is more worth it depends on the patients oral condition, how many teeth are missing, which teeth are missing, the patients financial background, whether or not other medical conditions exist, and a host of other things. I merely intend to compare the two types of treatment, and hope to be able to provide some insight into a most difficult choice.
Dental bridges are a row of dental crowns that are meant to bridge the gap of more than one missing tooth next to each other. Bridges can be made of porcelain, metal, or pretty much anything a crown can be made from, and they can be house don a tooth or dental implant, can be bonded to healthy teeth near the gap, or housed in artificial gum material like resin, plastic or even wood (this is rare nowadays). Let’s take a look at the different kinds of bridges then, and see the differences between them.
Although not news in any sense of the word, many people keep enquiring about the metal free option when it comes to getting dental crowns made. People just like the idea of getting crowns that do not have a surgical steel inner structure. This is interesting, as the structure is hypoallergenic and completely covered by tooth colored porcelain, so most people will never even be able to tell what kind of crown you have on at all. But still people are interested in a metal free option, which just shows us that people have some kind of weird, built in aversion to metal and metallic products, as far as medical things are considered.
Instant implants, or immediate load dental implants are designed specially to be able to be loaded right after implantation. This means no healing time, once the dental implant is inserted, it can be used to bite and chew immediately after the anesthetic has worn off. This of course raises many questions in patient’s minds; what is that structural difference that makes this possible? Is it worth it? Are there any consequences? With this article, I aim to explain a little bit about how these implants work, and how they are different from regular dental implants.
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