Many children are simply accident prone. They run, and play and jump off things they shouldn’t and that often leads to broken teeth. As a parent, when you find your child has broken his or her tooth it’s important not to panic. The first thing you should do is have your child rinse with warm water and spit to make sure there are not pieces of debris from the tooth that could cause further damage or that your child could swallow. You can use a cold compress near the area to keep any swelling of the gums down. The next thing you should do is call Gentle Touch Family Dentistry.
Dental implants allow people that have lost a tooth permanently and securely replace the tooth. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed in your jaw to secure a replacement tooth or a bridge. If you’ve lost a tooth due to periodontal disease, injury or any other reason, you don’t have to live with it. Call Gentle Touch Family Dentistry to find out what your options are for replacing that tooth.
There are different types of dental implants. Endosteal , or in the bone, implants are the most commonly used and work by surgically placing screws, cylinders or blades into the jawbone. Each implant holds one or more teeth. Subperiosteal, or on the bone, are placed on top of the jaw. A metal framework’s posts protrude through the gums to secure the replacement teeth. Both of these types of dental implants are viable options for tooth replacement, and your dentist can help you determine the best implant for you depending on your own unique situation.
At Gentle Touch Family Dentistry we understand how difficult life can be with a missing tooth. We want to help you decide the best type of implant for you. Implants can help you get back to enjoying foods you thought you couldn’t eat and to smiling again without feeling embarrassed about your appearance. Make an appointment with our office today to find out what dental implants can do for you!
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