Have you suffered from permanent tooth loss due to injury, decay, gum disease or trauma? It’s natural to feel a little bit anxious about what this means for the comfort, appearance and function of your smile. After all, our teeth and mouth help us with functions as fundamental as smiling, chewing and digestion.
Dentures have been a popular choice for a long time when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Removable dentures, in particular, have been used for many years to restore function and appearance in the mouth. Something that many people don’t know is that dentures and partial dentures can actually cause bone loss to accelerate compared to being without teeth. That’s because dentures can cause cell replacement to slow down, thus causing bone loss.
Discoloured, broken, chipped or gapped teeth are enough to keep anyone from smiling. As a sign of happiness in every culture, smiling is not something that we want to stop. If you are embarrassed by your teeth, there is a treatment that will help. Porcelain veneers are a pain-free solution to rejuvenating the colour of your teeth. This treatment is available to patients who want a no-fuss solution for the appearance of their teeth.
Dental patients want to know they are getting the best treatment for their tooth problems. Even if you have healthy gums and teeth, it is always good to ask questions of your dentist. Even a slight concern should be addressed. After all, the health of your mouth is important.