The dental horror stories that our parents (and especially grandparents) told us are now things of the past. Thanks to advancements in dental technology,a broken tooth now no longer has to mean that you’re going to have to continue to deal with chronic pain. Despite these developments in technology, and the fact that these resources are readily available, in the UK only 7 in 10 adults have been to the dentist in the past year. Not visiting a dentist regularly, especially if you have damaged a tooth, or are experiencing decay, can result in long-term damage.
During surgery, a titanium implant will be inse
rted into your gums, upon which new crowns and bridgework can be carefully placed. Dental implants look and feel natural, which is one of the reasons that they have increased in popularity during recent years.
Restoring a broken tooth
A small chip or breakage in your teeth may seem trivial, but if left untreated, it can evolve into a much larger problem. As teeth do not heal themselves, unlike bones or skin, it’s especially important to take care of them. Even the smallest of tooth breakages or chips can progress into much more extensive damage. Chips and breakages can also have other impacts, such as contributing to discolouration. Addressing the breakage as soon as possible will not only save you pain, but also prevent more long-term damage.
Protecting a decayed tooth
With the level of chemicals and sugar that we’re exposed to ever on the rise, tooth decay is common. Although some decay can be minor, more severe instances can result in long-term damage, which has additional adverse effects, such as chronic pain, infections and tooth loss.
Fortunately, cutting-edge new technology in dental implants means that it is now faster and easier than ever before to replace teeth which can’t be repaired.