First, it’s important to understand that no tooth replacement technique is as strong as natural teeth, so you want to keep your natural teeth as healthy as possible for as long as possible. However, in the course of a lifetime, most people will lose at least one tooth. Among the alternatives for dental restoration, dental implants are considerably stronger than bridges and dentures.
A smile seems like a simple element in life — something automatic that produces good feelings. In fact, smiling is universally recognized as a sign of happiness and is our first facial expression at birth. Unfortunately, effortless smiles are often a challenge for people missing teeth. Embarrassed by their appearance, many people with missing teeth work hard not to expose their smiles by covering their mouths with their hands or forcibly keeping their lips locked. But smiling is more important to a happy life than you may realize. Smiles have surprising benefits for your health, your social connections, and even your professional life.
Replace those bridges to nowhere.
Aging dental bridges are a maintenance headache and a recipe for oral-health disaster. They are difficult to floss, often decay, and require replacement with longer bridges. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), these bridges to nowhere should be replaced with permanent dental implants.
“Many of us have had the same bridges in our mouths for 20 years or more. They were put in at a time when bridgework was considered to be the norm for replacing missing or compromised teeth,” said Dr. Olivia Palmer of Charleston, South Carolina, a fellow of the AAID and diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology.
Are you missing one or more teeth? You’re not alone. The average adult loses at least one permanent tooth throughout their lifetime.
That’s part of the reason why September is Dental Implant Awareness Month: to spread awareness about the benefits of dental implants and the value of choosing an AAID dentist for treatment.
This year's theme is “Healthy Mouth, Healthy You,” celebrating the many health benefits of implants. Many patients don’t realize that implants provide more than just a cosmetic fix. When you lose a tooth, several things happen that may not be immediately obvious and can have a long-term effect on your health.
Dental implants provide a healthy tooth replacement option for adults of all ages, whether you were born without a tooth or have had to have teeth removed due to injury, infection or decay.
Here are 5 health benefits of dental implants:
While the jury remains out about the potential heart healthy benefits of red wine, there is no question that alcohol could have a detrimental effect on one’s oral health. Unfortunately, wine can be one of the worst drinks when it comes to threatening the overall health of your teeth.
Scheduling regular dental checkups is crucial to both your oral health and overall health – however this normal routine visit has been put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As various states start to allow dental offices to open up for all types of visits, you might be wondering, “What’s my visit to the dentist going to be like now?” Guidelines for each state are different, so be sure to contact or wait to hear from your dentist first.
To help you plan your trip to the dentist, we’ve compiled 3 checklists for you to download and use.
As we continue to monitor the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the health and safety of everyone remains important to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. As you have been reading and listening to the news, the information on the virus continues to change frequently.
We’ve outlined below how AAID dentists are responding to this situation, as well as how you, as a patient, can be proactive with your oral health during this time.
While you may not save $4.1 billion yourself, you might save a significant amount of money by using sugar-free gum to help prevent tooth decay.
Today, nearly all adults experience tooth decay, as do most children. The cost of treatment adds up, and it is estimated that 60% of dental healthcare costs are associated with tooth decay.
Topics: overall health
Studies suggest that the "inflammatory potential" of your diet can impact your oral health. Specifically, researchers found that an anti-inflammatory diet may lead to fewer lost teeth. The data in this research came from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
Topics: overall health