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Why Can’t I Get Dental Implants If I Have Diabetes?

Why Can’t I Get Dental Implants If I Have Diabetes?

Dental implants are the only way to properly replace a missing tooth, that is, to replace all and every single part of the tooth. Unfortunately, certain pre-existing medical conditions - almost always chronic health problems - make it impossible, or unadvisable to undergo dental implantation. Some of these are straightforward and can be understood at once: problems of the bones like osteoporosis that make it impossible, or haemophilia, where the blood just keeps coming are in this category. But some conditions are not intuitive at all, and diabetes is one of them. It is unadvisable to get dental implants if you have diabetes. But why?


Dental Implants In The Long Run

Dental Implants In The Long Run

Dental implants are known as a permanent solution to the problem of tooth loss. They are known to stay good for a decade or so after placement and are the only known method of tooth replacement that stops tooth loss as a condition from getting worse, and replaces every aspect of the tooth, both functionally and aesthetically. But is it really a permanent solution? How will the same dental implant look in twenty years, for example? What can go wrong over time? This article seeks to explain a little about the expected life of dental implants, how long they should last and how to care for them to get the most out of them.


Zirconium

Zirconium

There are many buzz words and hype terms used online for marketing purposes, which makes it difficult to know when something you read on the internet makes sense and is worth the hype. Zirconium is one of these things. Not everyone is sure what it is, why it’s good, but most people know that dental crowns are made of it, and that it is more expensive than the “old” sort of crowns. In this article I wish to speak a little about zirconium; what it is, how it is used and what the benefits of it are.


How To Care For Your Dental Implant

How To Care For Your Dental Implant

Now that you have a dental implant, proper oral hygiene has become one of your top priorities. How long the dental implant can last, and how long your new, artificial tooth will continue to fulfil its function depends first and foremost on how clean you keep your mouth. This is why oral hygiene tips are now essential for the longevity of the rest of your teeth, not just your dental implant. Below is a description of oral hygiene with your new dental prosthesis, what to look out for, and how to clean your teeth.


What are veneers?

What are veneers?

There are many options to those who are not pleased with how their teeth look. You can change the colour and alignment of teeth, we all know that, but did you know you can change the way they look, their size and shape? Practically every aspect of the appearance of your teeth can be changed with the use of veneers. Read on to find out more about these awesome tools of aesthetic dentistry!


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