From a young age, many people are told that they should visit their dentist a couple of times each year to have their teeth cleaned. Unfortunately, far too many people choose to ignore this advice simply because they do not understand why teeth cleaning services are so important. This is especially true for people who feel as though they are already doing a good job of cleaning their own teeth at home.
If you want to decrease your chance of getting a cavity, and having to deal with other dental issues, you are going to need to know how to take care of your teeth. Cavities are caused by tooth decay, and they are in large part preventable as an adult. It is important to note however that medication, medical problems, and heredity can also impact your propensity to get cavities.
Dental problems such as sensitivity, bad breath, and enamel erosion are common in people of all ages. Therefore, it is your responsibility to ensure that you observe good oral hygiene habits and visit a dentist if you encounter these problems. Failure to do this could lead to more complicated dental issues that need advanced treatments.
For example, minor issues such as small cavities could lead to significant damages such as tooth or gum infections or tooth loss if left untreated.
A dental implant is a titanium post, usually 3-4 millimeters in diameter. It is surgically inserted into the jaw tissue to serve as an anchor for replacement teeth.
Some implants have anchors that are screwed or are glued to the bone with a special adhesive. Others are held in place by a process called osseointegration. In this process, a layer of tissue forms over the implant and securely holds it within the bone.