29
Apr

What You Need To Know About Full Mouth Restoration

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If you are plagued by multiple oral health issues, you may be in need of full mouth restoration. Often referred to as full mouth reconstruction, this entails rebuilding and restoring most or all of your teeth. Full mouth restorations can repair everything from missing teeth to a crooked smile; what you have done all depends on the issues you have with your mouth. Before any procedure, you will have a consultation with your dentist. During the consultation, your mouth will be examined to figure out the best plan of action. Your dentist will look at your: Teeth: This will determine which restorative procedures are necessary. Procedures may range from veneers, crowns, inlays or onlays, bridges, and implants. If you have any cavities, tooth decay, wear and tear, tooth movement or teeth that are longer or shorter than the rest, these issues will be addressed as well. Gums: If your gums…

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21
Apr

Can Health Conditions Affect Dental Implants?

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Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. They function as an alternative to bridges, partials or complete dentures because they can support artificial teeth, and replace missing roots while appearing natural. These implants are made of titanium metal, a material that is safe and comfortable. Dental implants are inserted into your jawbone to supplant the root of your missing tooth, thus keeping the replacement tooth from moving around. Perhaps you’ve read about dental implants and are wondering if they’re the right option for you. Dental implants are one of the more important advances in dental history. They are an effective way to replace missing teeth without damaging your mouth. There are some caveats to consider when it comes to dental implants. Your general health always plays a factor when having dental work done, no matter what the procedure is. First, your jawbone will need to be able to support…

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15
Apr

How Oral Health And Body Health Are Related

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Your body and your mouth are connected, figuratively and literally. In the past, your doctor and dentist rarely served the same function. If your head hurt, you’d visit a doctor, if you had a toothache you’d visit a dentist. Nowadays, the link between doctors and dentists is growing stronger because oral health has proven to be directly related to the health of the body. Unfortunately, what happens in your mouth doesn’t always stay in your mouth. There are numerous medical conditions that are influenced by your oral health. The bacteria that can build up on your teeth and gums can lead to serious infections. Unless this bacteria is controlled and eventually destroyed, your body is in big trouble. These conditions in particular relate your oral health to your body’s health: Diabetes: If you are a diabetic, your body has a hard time processing blood sugar. Pair this lack of sugar…

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7
Apr

How Effective Are Braces For Adults?

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For adults wondering if they’ll see the same results as children or teenagers when it comes to braces, you’ll be happy to know that age isn’t a factor when it comes to orthodontics. No matter how old you are, braces can tame your teeth, alter your overall mouth health for the better, and give you a smile you can be proud of! If your teeth are crooked, stick out, affect your bite, or your mouth is overcrowded, braces can help. They correct your teeth by putting gentle pressure on them. This pressure builds over months (short-term braces) or years (long-term braces), and your teeth move into their proper positions. Adults often worry that they’ll have to wear metal braces that are highly visible and refuse to have their teeth corrected because of that. Nowadays, orthodontics come in many colours and styles. While many people still opt for traditional metal braces,…

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