Restoring a Mouth to its Full Functionality

Some shocking recent dental reports are finding that only half of Australians are brushing their teeth twice a day. Twice a day is the recommended minimum guideline to ensure a healthy smile. This is certainly one of the contributing factors as to why other numerous reports mention high levels of decay in Australia, which is becoming a growing concern. Oral health is linked to one’s overall health, so it is important to understand that when a person does not look after their teeth and gums as well as they should, their whole body may also be negatively impacted by it. As poor oral hygiene can lead to tooth decay and tooth loss and this results in an increased difficulty for an individual to bite and chew their food, this in turn can negatively impact nutritional well-being. Poor nutrition may result in many more health concerns which include diabetes, lethargy and generally feeling unwell. Furthermore, gum disease has been linked with general health conditions. Moving on to psychological impacts of poor oral health, people who do not feel good about their smile may be experiencing self-esteem and confidence issues as a result. They may not feel like they are able to perform as well as they otherwise could in the workplace, school or social situations. 

What can be done about it? 
Spa Dental Sydney CBD are here and they have made it their duty to face this increasing trend of dental disease head on. By offering preventive, restorative and cosmetic solutions to perfect a smile, they are dedicated to providing their patients with a healthier outlook on life. It is well known by dentists that preventive measures are the best way in which an individual is able to maintain a healthier smile. However, they are non-judgemental in their approach and are happy to help their patients with whatever situation they are in. One procedure that they are finding is commonly asked for these days is dental implants, which replaces lost teeth in an enduring way. 

What is a dental implant? 
Designed for people who have lost one or many of their teeth, a dental implant can restore a mouth back to full functionality, regardless of age and number of teeth lost. The implant itself mimics the natural tooth structure by replacing not just the visible part of the tooth, but the tooth root as well. As dentures sit on the gum line, an implant is permanently imbedded into the jaw to provide a stable base for teeth to be placed on to. By discussing their options, a patient is able to gain insight into the entirety of this treatment so that they are able to make an informed decision as to whether the benefits outweigh any risks.  Thankfully, there is no upper age limit to having this treatment and only a handful of people are deemed not suitable for this treatment. Such people may have pre-existing and serious health concerns which may impede healing and increase the chances of complications and infection. 

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.