Dental osseointegration, also known as dental implant, is rapidly becoming more popular. With advances in technology, this is the solution most people consider to replace a missing tooth, as it provides better long-term value than conventional replacement options.
But while dental implants are an effective, most natural, and long-lasting oral care solution, not everyone can undergo the procedure. There are several factors that can determine your viability as a good candidate. Here are a few factors you need to consider.
Choose the best system. The dental implant system you choose is a major factor, if not one of the most important decisions to make for the success of your dental implants. Asking your dentist for the best such as Straumann, the undisputed leader when it comes to implant, restorative and regenerative dentistry products, ensures that your investment will pay off.
Using the latest technological advancements in the ever-changing dental landscape, Straumann guarantees, not only the highest-quality materials, but also the best pre and post operative support for dentists, osseointegration specialists, and patients.
Good general health. It is important for patients to be in good overall health before undergoing treatment for dental implants. Those who smoke, drink alcohol, or have diabetes usually have lower success rates with dental implants since these conditions can negatively affect oral health, which affects the healing process of the implant.
Healthy gums. Healthy gums are necessary to support the new dental implant as it fuses with the jawbone. If you suffer from advanced gum disease, you may benefit from periodontal (gum) treatment to rectify this deficiency prior to receiving implants.
Adequate jaw bone support. For implants to be successful, ample support and structure in the jaw are required. Without healthy, strong bones, an implant can possibly fail. If you are lacking sufficient jaw bone density to anchor an implant, the aid of a bone graft can help create a stronger foundation for successful integration.
Commitment to good oral health. Candidates should commit to maintaining their oral hygiene for a successful implant, and to keep the teeth in good shape. This involves daily brushing and flossing, along with periodic visits to the dentist – these hygiene habits are crucial to preserving the health and strength of your natural teeth as well.
The next time you visit your dentist and consider dental implant as your option, you should ask for the best dental implant system which is Straumann – the world’s leading brand for more than 60 years.
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Feeling guilty because you don’t floss on a regular basis?
There’s no need to feel that way anymore as a leading dental expert claims that flossing can do more harm than good.
According to leading periodontologist Robin Seymour, flossing, if not done correctly, can cause painful damage and increase the risk of gum disease.
Flossing is recommended by dentists to eliminate pieces of food and plaque found between your teeth. If debris build up, your gums will be irritated or inflamed. Eventually, you’ll develop a gum disease.
However, Serymour pointed out that flossing requires a high level of dexterity which most people don’t possess.
Many people who floss end up just pushing the plaque between their teeth down underneath the gums and leave it there.
Moreover, the sawing action to move the floss back and forth doesn’t eliminate the plaque effectively. Instead, it can traumatize the gums.
“Flossing is difficult to do, and difficult to do well, so we have to start looking at alternatives,” said Seymour.
The dental expert recommends using a powered toothbrush, an interspace or interdental brush and an alcohol-free mouthwash.
Dr Ajoy Roychoudhary was appalled to discover 202 teeth inside the mouth of a 7-year-old girl who earlier complained of severe pain and swelling of her mouth.
“It was shocking to see such complex situation in the minor’s mouth,” the chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at New Delhi Medical Institute said.
The unnamed girl was brought to the dentist after she informed her mother about her mishap.
The Xray results revealed that she was suffering from a condition called compound odontoma. People with this condition have a complex benign tumour made up of normal dental tissues that developed irregularly.
As for the treatment, the girl underwent a two-hour surgery in order to get rid of the extra teeth and tissue.
“Normally we see a few abnormal teeth-like structures in such patients; 202 of them inside the mouth of a seven-year-old is shocking, and our prime task was to get rid of it,” Dr Roychoudhary explained.
Dr. Ongkila Bhutia, one of the girl’s doctors, described the procedure as “difficult” and “delicate” since any mistake may result to facial deformity.
“We used a special bone-cutting instrument to remove the tumor in this case,” he said.
It turned out that the surgery was a success as the girl can now chew soft food and is currently recovering. Because of the procedure, the girl can now live a normal life.
One of the girl’s relatives said that the surgery is the best birthday gift for the girl.
“The surgery was conducted a day after her birthday. She cut the cake at the hospital only and celebrated it with her parents and doctors.”