Two Reasons to Keep Dental Implants Front-of-Mind

Are you a forward thinker? Looking ahead is a good idea especially when you’re comparing treatments such as dental implants.

True, you don’t plan to experience tooth loss. But it’s beneficial to know your options and how they compare before you’re forced to decide.

Since we mentioned dental implants…

There are two primary reasons for considering implants for tooth replacement. Each provide you an amount of information to make an informed decision when you have a missing tooth or missing teeth.

1-Dental implants have a reputation for success

Tooth loss can be ignored or treated. Treatment is, of course, highly recommended.

Delayed tooth replacement is risky to your oral health. Depending on your tooth loss condition solutions typically include a dental bridge or dentures.

The primary risk associated with tooth loss is losing bone tissue. Overtime, your jawbone can weaken and erode making tooth replacement more challenging.

Though common for tooth replacement, dentures can further complicate your bone loss or fit poorly due to the lack of supportive bone. Keep in mind that poor fit can cause more bone tissue erosion.

Dental bridges are a go-to tooth replacement also. But the treatment relies on the health and support of your remaining teeth.

The success of dental implants is confirmed by their ability to be anchored into your bone tissue. They preserve your tissue health without directly affecting your surrounding teeth.

2-Dental implants are a cost-saving, long-term investment

Treatment costs can add up. It’s important to evaluate cost-effectiveness alongside a procedure’s longevity.

Tooth replacement with a dental bridge, for example, could require additional treatment if a supportive tooth fails or the bridge structure is damaged. Preparation costs are also involved.

A dental implant forms a new tooth root. It adapts to your bone and gum tissue to provide a secure, long-lasting foundation for your new tooth on the surface.

Implant supported procedures are also more secure and require less ongoing maintenance. Proper care with routine check-ups and professional teeth cleanings will help assure that your supportive tissue and your implant remains healthy.

Contact our Roswell dental implants office about your cost-effective and long-term options for tooth replacement. Schedule a consultation and examination to discuss dental implants as a secure, long-lasting solution for tooth loss.

Another Reason to Take Gum Disease to “Heart”

You take a lot of things to heart during holiday season. Gum disease prevention might not be among them but there’s a good reason it should be.

According to the American Academy of Periodontology your heart health and your oral health are connected. Bottom line: your risk of cardiovascular disease doubles if you have periodontal disease.

The heart of the problem

Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. It’s also considered to be a chronic inflammatory disease.

The American Academy of Periodontology confirms its destructive effect on your gum and bone tissue. Without healthy tissue you risk losing necessary support for your teeth.

But inflammation extends beyond your dental health. That means that untreated or ignored gum disease has the potential to impact your blood vessels, circulatory system, and ultimately your heart.

All the more reason to take this to heart

Reducing your risk for high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke can start in your mouth.

  • Prioritize your oral health starting with a gum tissue evaluation. This is part of your routine examination and teeth cleaning with your Roswell dentist and dental hygienist.
  • Schedule your dental check-ups and professional teeth cleanings a minimum of two times per calendar year. The removal of plaque and tartar build up prevents harmful bacteria from damaging your gum and bone tissue.
  • Maintain your daily oral health routine. Brushing and flossing starts with your teeth and gums but it also does your heart good.

Keep your oral health a priority during the holiday season. Call our Roswell dental office now to schedule your next check-up and teeth cleaning before the year ends. Or plan ahead now for the New Year!

A Quick, Affordable Holiday (or Any Season) Bonus with Teeth Whitening

Looking and feeling your best is probably included on your holiday to-do list – or any time of the year. Teeth whitening can help you check that one off.

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry confirms that most Americans desire whiter teeth. In fact, this could explain the increase in whitening products and procedures over the past two decades.

More than popularity

Teeth whitening ranks as a top cosmetic dentistry procedure. It doesn’t replace having a healthy mouth but perhaps having an attractive smile will motivate you to maintain its health.

Affordability is another factor that increases the demand for whiter teeth. Professional teeth whitening from your Roswell dentist lasts making it a cost-effective investment. And it’s another way to maximize those unused year-end benefits – especially if you have an FSA or HSA account.

When you want it now!

Your social calendar or an upcoming event puts the pressure on you. Time isn’t an issue if you want whiter teeth.

Sure, many over-the-counter whitening products promise whiter teeth. And some will deliver but a period days or even weeks are required to see results.

A professional, in-office teeth whitening treatment can be completed in approximately one hour because of our whitening technology. Following an examination and teeth cleaning you can depart your appointment with a noticeably whiter smile.

Keep it that way

Your lifestyle can have an impact on your teeth color. Certain medications plus what you eat and drink can yellow and discolor your teeth over time.

Protect your new, whiter smile with an at-home whitening kit. Custom-designed whiten trays, a professional whitening solution, and easy-to-follow instructions will enable you to keep your teeth white without investing in another procedure.

Contact our Roswell dental office to schedule your whitening treatment. Show up at an upcoming party or event feeling confident in your smile.

Fix Crooked Teeth with Roswell Invisalign Dentist

No doubt, your appearance matters. If you have crooked teeth that’s a problem but not just for your looks.

Beyond first impressions

If you want an attractive smile it’s vital to make sure your teeth are straight. Proper tooth alignment improves the quality of your smile.

According to a study conducted by Kelton for Invisalign, “Those with straight teeth are 21% more likely to be seen as happy, 47% more likely to be viewed as being healthy and 38% more likely to be perceived as smart.” [1]

Perceptions matter. But there’s more to your crooked teeth problem than what’s on the surface.

Straight-talk

Gum disease risk increases with crooked teeth. Plaque and tartar build up give oral bacteria more room to thrive between your teeth.

Straightening and aligning your teeth tightens the space between each tooth and your gum and bone tissue. This helps restrict bacteria from penetrating your tissue causing infection and eventual disease.

Teeth sensitivity is another crooked teeth result. Exposed tooth roots and surfaces are vulnerable to the foods and beverages you consume. Aligned teeth keep the tissue in place and properly protecting each tooth.

Tooth loss can also occur if your crooked teeth are not treated. Decay, infection, and disease are a greater risk when your teeth shift out of alignment. Proper tooth alignment eliminates the gaps where bacteria thrive.

A dental examination can determine the damage crooked teeth are causing. Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign is an effective solution to gradually move your teeth into proper alignment.

Contact our Roswell dental office about your crooked or misaligned teeth. Schedule an examination to discuss your condition and treatment options.

[1]  https://www.invisalign.com/news-and-events/2012/straight-teeth-study