There’s Character in a Gapped Smile… But No Health Benefits

12/09/2013

There is Character in a Gapped Smile, cosmetic dentistry Sydney NSW

Are you confident in your gapped smile? At Just Smile near the Sutherland Shire

we love confidence but you may be doing more damage to your smile than good.

Dental treatment allows patients to regain their ability to function orally and feel satisfied with their beautiful smile and restored confidence. Not everyone is born with straight teeth or all of their teeth for that matter and some people choose not to act on it because they feel comfortable with themselves, but to those who do nothing about this imbalance could be causing detrimental problems to their health and development.

We all lose a tooth at some stage in our lives…

Everyone loses teeth, it is a fact of life and if you are sitting there counting your teeth and thinking ‘I have never lost a tooth!’ then you have forgotten about your baby teeth! A child usually develops around twenty baby teeth by the age of three which then fall out between the ages of five and eight. This type of tooth loss is completely natural because the baby teeth need to be replaced by strong healthy adult teeth. The baby teeth act as a go between so as you develop you do not have a mouth full of uneven large teeth.

When an adult tooth is ready to erupt, your body releases a chemical to dissolve the roots allowing for the baby tooth to fall out. Depending on the reason you have missing teeth this process of releasing chemicals onto adult teeth roots should not naturally occur.

Once we lose one of our adult teeth there is no going back…

Heard of a lizard growing back its severed tail? Or a star fish growing back its severed limb? A human is incapable of regeneration so once you lose one of your adult teeth it will not grow back. A gap in your teeth can affect the harmony of your bite, speech and ability to eat and your body may react over time by:

  • Letting your jaw bone deteriorate from lack of anchorage
  • Making your existing teeth migrate to fill the void, creating a distorted bite
  • Gum tissue can begin to shrink away
  • The appearance of your face can change
  • Your ears, nose and face may react to the change because the facial region is all connected

This imbalance can leave you susceptible to any of the following health problems:

  • Gum disease
  • Bruxism
  • Deformities
  • Temporomandibular joint Disorder (TMD)
  • Enamel erosion
  • Inability to eat hard foods
  • Ear disorders
  • Jaw displacements and complications

Dental Implants can help you regain your lost teeth and give you even more confidence…

Making the decision to get a dental implant is the next best thing to having a natural tooth. It is a permanent, durable and aesthetically pleasing solution that allows you to regain your mouth’s full potential.

A dental implant is a titanium alloy screw that is anchored to your jaw that then has a prosthetic tooth screwed into it. The benefits of having dental implants are:

  • Biocompatibility will ensure your body does not reject its new tooth
  • Fuse to the jaw bone over time becoming a permanent part of your jaw
  • Regain the balance to your bite
  • Looks exactly like a real tooth
  • Functions exactly like a real tooth

At Just Smile we want to ensure our patients get treatments that ensure longevity and function to your teeth with the added bonus of making a beautiful smile, so why not boost your confidence with all the benefits of a dental implant smile today!

For more information on dental implants, or to book an appointment at our Ramsgate dental practice, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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