Tooth Loss In Dental Care

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One of the greatest myths of the aging process is that tooth loss is inevitable — that losing teeth in old age is a fact of life and can rarely be avoided. The real fact is - tooth loss does not occur as a result of aging, but because of various conditions such as dental decay and / or gum diseases. Left untreated, these conditions will certainly cause loss of teeth in addition to influencing the overall health status of individuals. Therefore, the most important aspect of dental care is to maintain excellent oral health and hygiene. If teeth are lost due to various reasons, the equilibrium in the chewing mechanisms is lost, in addition to initiation of several problems affecting the remaining teeth, gums and the jaw joints. In the long run,…show more content…
Destructive - If the tooth (beside the gap which is to be filled with the tooth) is a natural and healthy tooth, the preparation is quite damaging. In order to make space for the bridge, the teeth adjacent to the gap must be filed down. 2. Damaged nerves - When a tooth is prepared for a full crown, alone or as part of a bridge, 1-15% lose vitality (i.e. the nerve dies) and will require root canal treatment in the future. That is of course assuming a root canal has not already been carried out. 3. Difficulty in maintaining oral hygiene: Over a period of time, food entrapment can occur in the bridged area leading to bad breath and a host of other problems4. The teeth which have been prepared for providing support to the bridgework turn prone to dental caries. Decayed cavities can develop on the tooth surfaces which tend to get exposed into the mouth, due to gingival recession which happens in relation to the teeth over a period of…show more content…
Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.Dental implants are artificial roots (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by the dental implantologist. Teeth which are attached to implants can be made very natural looking.Dental implants are strong and durable and will last many years. On occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear. Traditional implants... also known as conventional implants, most often need minimum wait period of 3 months after the implant(s) have been placed, before the tooth crown is fixed on the implant. The introduction of Strategic Implantology, by Prof Stefan Ihde (Germany) has revolutionized the field of implantology by helping provide fixed teeth to patients without teeth within a matter of 3 days of the implant procedure. The advantage with the Strategic Implantology techniques is that they work very well even in situations where there is little or even no bone available for implantation. The strategic implantology techniques are a boon to smokers and diabetic patients too as these implants are uniquely designed to resist the unfavorable sequence of events which are likely to occur in such compromised

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