Teeth are designed to withstand pressure and friction from chewing, talking and laughing but with time even they can fall out under the right conditions and circumstances…
Tooth loss can be one of the most traumatic and embarrassing experiences for anyone and unfortunately once teeth fall out we will not grow teeth back to replace the original ones. This dental problem is one of the most common occurrences with age and as such in order to avoid the possibility of tooth loss it is important to recognise the different situations where tooth loss can become a reality. Whether it is by tooth extraction or accident if a tooth is going to come out it will be caused by a combination of oral health and external circumstances. At Taylor Dental Implants and Aesthetics in Southport we help people who have missing teeth by offering dental implant treatments which are one of the best restorative treatments available today for replacing teeth.
There are many instances where people will experience tooth loss but it can all stem from the initial health and wellbeing of your teeth…
Teeth are very strong and made of some of the most durable substances in the body but in the great scheme of things teeth are similar to cars; your car might be made of durable metal and take premium gas but if you don’t look after your car it’s motor can blow, tyres can bust and your petrol tank can run out. The same is for teeth, if we do not look after our teeth in a dentally hygienic way this can raise the risk of our teeth becoming weak over time. This process is gradual but the damage done is usually hard to reverse; the conditions inside the mouth are full of microbial bacteria, food particles and foreign bodies, and if the teeth are neglected this ‘bacterial cocktail’ can quickly turn into an erosive substance – plaque. Weak teeth are essentially ticking time bombs when it comes to tooth loss and it is at this point particularly that trauma related tooth loss can become paramount.
Trauma tooth loss can occur from inside and/or outside forces to the mouth…
Once the teeth are weakened this will usually mean that the structure in which the teeth stay rooted will be compromised and this condition is when incidents and oral health problems can gradually or instantaneously ‘extract’ teeth from your mouth. The circumstances in which teeth are more prone to fall out are as follows:
- Collision/contact to the face
- Periodontal disease
- Severe tooth decay
- Tooth extraction
At Taylor Dental Implants in Southport we help many Gold Coast locals and visitors achieve a fuller smile with dental implant treatment…
Tooth loss could affect any of us at some stage in our lives and it is important to remember that when preventive measures fail, when accidents happen, there are restorative treatments available to help you regain your smile. A dental implant treatment is one of the best restorative treatments available for replacing missing teeth. Receiving the treatment can help patients with varying severity of tooth loss to fill the gaps in their smile. Dental implants are small titanium rods that are inserted into the place of the lost tooth. This titanium implant will work as a secure structure for a prosthetic tooth to be placed over the top. A dental implant is quite different from traditional restorative treatments because it re-establishes the connection between the tooth and the jawbone/gums in order to keep your mouth stimulated and healthy. For patients who are experiencing tooth loss we offer the following dental implant treatment options:
- Single tooth replacement
- Multiple tooth replacements
- Immediate tooth replacement with implant