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The Age Factor

The Age Factor

Dental implants are a major investment, and you should really think about the ramifications of dropping the money that is needed to get them. The procedure is also quite invasive and requires the patient to be healthy. But is there an age limit to getting dental implants? Is there a certain age above which it is simply not worth it, or flat out impossible to get them? When is it time to say ‘no thanks’? This and much more is answered in our article below.


Gum Recession With Dental Implants

Gum Recession With Dental Implants

Receding gums are bad news. Whether caused by periodontitis, lifestyle choices such as smoking and alcoholism, or just a dryness of the mouth, it endangers the health of your teeth by exposing the cementum - which is prone to decay and lacks enamel - to the open air. It is also a problem for dental implants, whether you are thinking of getting some or already have a few, as the tiny titanium screws can become exposed and fail. Here is what you need to know if you have receding gums.


Peri-implantitis, the ticking time bomb

Peri-implantitis, the ticking time bomb

Dental implants are the only way to replace an entire missing tooth, with all of its parts, including the tooth root. This is important because only if the entire tooth is replaced can the condition of tooth loss be stopped otherwise, if there is no tooth root, the alveolus starts to disintegrate, leading to a loosening of the rest of your teeth as well. But dental implants are not altogether free from negative side effects either. Just recently, an unfavourable aspect has been uncovered, and it’s called peri-implantitis.


What to Look For In A Dental Implantologist

What to Look For In A Dental Implantologist

A dental implantologist, commonly referred to as an implant dentist is the kind of dentist who has had extensive training in placing, removing and dealing with dental implants. These dentists have taken a specialisation course to move to the field of oral surgery, and within that learn the techniques and the skills necessary to be able to handle dental implants. These are highly specialised people, and need to be able to produce the credentials for their specialisation. Here are the things to look for in an implant dentist.


Dental implant supported dentures

Dental implant supported dentures

Patients who wear dentures, either removable ones or ones that are adhered to the mouth, know that life with dentures is not always easy. They can fall out, need to be adjusted from time to time as they tend to become uncomfortable when the shape of the mouth changes, can cause denture sores and be unclean, and cannot stop the loss of remaining teeth. There is a way to get around all of these problems, with a dental implant supported denture.


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