This Can Help If You Have Dental Implant Treatment Concerns

You’ve lost a tooth or teeth. Now you face a decision about tooth replacement. As a Roswell implant dentist there are a number of reasons to have confidence in dental implant treatment.

Setting a precedent

Dental implants have an outstanding reputation as a missing teeth replacement.

Dental implants look natural in your mouth alongside your adjoining teeth. The dental crown on the surface will match your natural tooth color and shape.

Dental implants last because they are made of titanium. The implant will adapt as it’s surgically placed into your bone and gum tissue.

That’s three major reasons that support choosing implants when you’ve experienced tooth loss.

But…

There’s one word that’s hard to ignore

“Surgery!” The thought of having oral surgery can cause you to delay the procedure.

Keep in mind that the longer you delay tooth replacement the greater your risk of oral health issues.

  • Bone loss and gum tissue erosion
  • Tooth misalingment
  • Damage to your surrounding teeth

Roswell dental implants can be placed during a safe and comfortable surgical procedure. The success rate and long-lasting benefits follow when you choose to replace your missing tooth or teeth with dental implant treatment.

More convincing proof that dental implants are a good choice for restoring your tooth function and appearance

The advanced planning effect

The details of your implant procedure are carefully planned. A thorough scan of your tooth loss condition and the health of your bone and gum tissue help determine treatment details in advance.

Your implant placement is a precision process. Your Roswell implant dentist uses digital technology to pinpoint the exact and best location for your dental implant to be secured.

This precision approach helps your implant to adapt and heal effectively. It also assists with eliminating post-surgical complications.

Comfort enhancements

Placing a dental implant can often be less complicated than a tooth extraction. Your overall oral health, tissue health, and tooth loss condition will help determine the ease of placement.

Local anesthesia and sedation help you experience a comfortable implant placement procedure. Follow-up and instructions for healing help assure that your treatment is free from problems.

Predictable results

Your preliminary examination, surgical techniques for implant placement, and following post-placement instructions will deliver good results. Your dental implant site will heal somewhat quickly with up to a 97% success rate.

Once your site has healed your new, permanent tooth will be attached to your implant and post. Your dental implant is designed to last for more than 10 years with ongoing check-ups and proper care.

Contact our Roswell dental office about your tooth loss. Schedule an examination to discuss tooth replacement with dental implants and ask questions about the implant placement process.

Why You Should Pay Attention to Gum Recession

Are you “long-in-the-tooth?” We agree, that’s a strange question. But the truth behind what’s commonly known as gum recession can create dental problems for you.

A separation in-the-works

Receding gums are the result of your gums and bone structure in your mouth separating from your teeth. Like common hairline recession, your gums will often recede as you age.

The causes you might not think about

Its essential to brush your teeth daily. Sometimes your brushing routine can be a bit aggressive and impact your gum tissue. Or infrequent brushing and flossing often have an equal impact due to plaque and tartar build-up on your teeth.

Speaking of plaque and tartar…

Gum disease also causes your gums to recede. Plaque bacteria that remains on your teeth create pockets between your teeth and gums. These pockets form a separation between your teeth, jawbone, and gum tissue.

Teeth grinding is another culprit. The impact of grinding weakens your gum tissue and can cause it to pull away from your teeth and bone.

Once your tooth roots are exposed you often notice pain and sensitivity to hot or cold common with teeth sensitivity. It’s vital to treat and cover your root exposure to avoid decay and the potential for tooth loss.

Can receding gums be fixed?

Roswell gum treatment is available to treat your gum recession. Receding gums are not something to be cured…repaired…yes!

There’s a health and cosmetic benefit to gum recession treatment. Your Roswell cosmetic dentist can use a periodontal surgery procedure to lengthen your tooth crown and improve your gum health and your smile.

The important repair for gum recession is to restore tissue health. This helps stop the progression of gum disease if it has developed.

The risk and impact of bacteria is a primary concern too. Deep cleanings (scaling and root planing) will support the aesthetic procedures to help assure that your damaged gum tissue isn’t worsening.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including your diet, can also help restore your gum health. Gentle brushing and flossing plus the use of a softer toothbrush is beneficial for avoiding future gum damage.

Contact your Roswell dentist about your gum health and gum recession. Schedule an oral examination to discuss treatment options.

Cavity Protection with Dental Sealants

As your Roswell family dentist you’d expect us to say this. “Brushing and flossing are vital for cavity prevention.”

But there’s a limit to their preventive abilities.

Where things are “rough”…the “rough” get sealants

Your molars – specifically your back molars – have rough and uneven surfaces. That gives food and bacteria a place to hide out and cause tooth and gum damage.

Dental sealants provide a protective covering for your rough, uneven tooth surfaces. The thin, resin-like coating bonds to the chewing surface of your back teeth.

Sealants are known to reduce decay risk by close to 80%. Their success rate is important for your children’s teeth also.

You’ll still need to brush and floss, of course. Yet, the added protection helps prevent cavities and can stop decay early before it creates a cavity.

How sealants work

A sealant functions like a coat or jacket does. It seals and protects your teeth from the “elements” that can be harmful to your teeth and gums.

Oral bacteria thrive in the acids produced by food particles that are not removed from your tooth surfaces. Holes can be created and become cavities.

A sealant prevents the food particles from collecting within the pits and grooves of your back molars. Where food doesn’t remain acids and bacteria have less opportunity to thrive.

Your sealants can be applied quickly and without any pain or discomfort. We recommend including a sealant application during a routine teeth cleaning as part of your ongoing Roswell dental care.

Expect your sealants to protect you and your family’s teeth for up to 10 years. Routine check-ups with your Roswell family dentist will help assure that your sealants are doing their job.

Contact our Roswell dental office about preventive family dentistry. Ask about dental sealants to protect your teeth and gums from decay causing bacteria.

When You Need More Than a Routine Teeth Cleaning

It’s for the good of your health. Sometimes your dental care requires us to say, “No!” so we can say “Yes” to the best treatment for you.

Periodontal (gum) disease is one of those occasions. The inflammatory disease is serious enough that we would recommend something other than a routine teeth cleaning.

More required

Periodontitis is among the gum disease conditions that affects over 30 million in the U.S. As important as a teeth cleaning (every six months) is for you and your family, gum disease demands a deeper procedure.

Plaque is the sticky, bacterial film that causes problems. It can be removed during your routine cleaning but not when it reaches into the pockets between your teeth and gums.

Your gum pockets can become inflamed. You might notice bleeding or infection also.

The longer the plaque remains within the pockets the more gum disease progresses. It’s essential that a deeper cleaning be used to remove the plaque and prevent the spread of oral bacteria.

Teeth cleaning by another name

Scaling and root planing is necessary to remove hardened plaque. Each procedure targets those hard to reach areas within your gum pockets where disease has formed.

Scaling eliminates the plaque build-up. Ultra-sonic technology gives the treatment leverage on the stubborn and harmful plaque on your tooth surfaces below your gums.

Root planing smooths your tooth root. The cleansing and smoothing effect gives plaque less surface to adhere to.

Each procedure promotes healing. And it helps your gum tissue to reattach to your tooth – reducing the size of each pocket.

Gum disease is serious enough for us to steer you beyond a routine cleaning. Contact your Roswell family dentist about any gum pain, bleeding, or other symptoms of gum disease.