Visiting your dentist on a regular basis to prevent tooth loss

It is important to visit your dentist on a regular basis to make sure your teeth are clean, your gums are healthy and that your dental hygiene routine at home is effective in maintaining good oral health. Regular appointments will help ensure that plaque and tartar are not able to build up on your teeth. These are the most common factors of dental issues and if left untreated can lead to gingivitis, periodontitis, tooth decay and even tooth loss at an early age. Although plaque can be removed with regular brushing and flossing, tartar cannot be removed from your teeth by brushing alone and requires professional cleaning. When tartar is formed on your tooth then it is detrimental for your tooth and the gum. You may not notice any problems and unless you visit your dentist on a regular basis you will be unaware of the damage that is being caused until it may be too late. Book an appointment at Domingos Mamede for a check-up and you can also book an appointment for a professional clean where necessary.

If you do not visit your dentist on a regular basis then unfortunately you’ll be unaware of any dental issues which may be present as many diseases may be asymptomatic and therefore unless your teeth are checked by your dentist, these diseases may silently progress until they damage your teeth to such an extent that it results in tooth loss.

What are dental implants and how do they work?

Dental implants in Cambridge are a popular method of tooth replacement therapy amongst patients and dentists alike and are small titanium components that function as a replacement for the root of the lost tooth. Dental implants in Cambridge work by being placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth and this initiates a natural process known as osseointegration which causes the osteoblasts of the alveolar bone of your jaw to replicate, form more bone cells, and these grow around the implant to help fuse the implant with your bone, making it a permanent structure of your natural dentition. As this is a natural process, it may take several weeks to fully complete, and follow-up appointments with your dentist will help make sure that the implant is successfully integrating into your bone. Once the dentist is satisfied that successful osseointegration has occurred then an attachment known as an abutment will be fixed to the dental implant to which the prosthetic or tooth replacement will be securely attached. According to your dental needs and personal preferences whether you choose to have a crown or a set of dentures for your tooth loss, and whether you need one implant or a set of dental implants in Cambridge these will provide strength and stability for your prosthetic and therefore improve the health of your surrounding teeth, restore fully functioning of your mouth as to how it was before tooth loss and also improve the aesthetics of your smile and promote further oral well-being as well. Speak to us at Domingos Mamede today and find out more about dental implants in Cambridge and how they may be the ideal solution to your tooth loss.