Dental implants are considered the most optimal and sustainable way of replacing missing teeth
Their benefit is that neighboring healthy teeth are not disturbed. Dental implants are now a routine procedure and Melbourne Periocare has been providing professional dental implant teeth replacement for many years.
There are many reasons why you might lose your teeth:
Bad oral hygiene
Causes plaque (acid producing bacteria) to accumulate on your teeth surface, causing cavities in your teeth by damaging the tooth enamel. This can lead to periodontal disease, destroying supporting tissues such as ligaments and bones which can further lead to loss of teeth.
Irregular dental check-ups
May cause a few tell-tale signs of impending tooth loss to go unnoticed. Even after you maintain good oral hygiene you should still visit your dentist every six months to ensure good prolonged dental health.
Untreated teeth with cavities
Leaving teeth untreated can worsen the condition over time. It may irritate the inner pulp of your teeth leading to the death of tissue and additional complications around the roots of the teeth. In severe cases your dentist may not be able to save your teeth.
Lack of certain nutrients in your diet can decrease your mouth’s resistance to infection. Decreased calcium intake affect tooth retention and has been associated with increased risk of tooth loss. Additionally, diets rich in sugar, carbohydrates and acids damage your teeth and gums
Have you ever had your tooth ‘knocked out’ from a fall during your childhood? Even if the tooth does not fall off due to trauma, it may cause root fracture which may develop infection months or years later. The infection may cause the root to resorb and subsequently cause loss of tooth.
Bruxism can wear down or chip your teeth and put excess force on the tissues supporting the teeth ultimately causing bone loss. Once your teeth lose their supporting bone, they become mobile and fall off.
Not replacing lost teeth
Can cause a chain of events that can damage other teeth. When a tooth is lost, it causes the bone surrounding it to resorb. If the lost teeth are not replaced the opposite and the adjacent teeth get displaced into the empty space and cause gum problems which ultimately lead to the loss of other teeth.
Not correcting malocclusions
Improper position of teeth can also cause tooth loss. If your teeth are not well aligned, it is very difficult to effectively clean them. Such teeth become more prone to tartar deposits leading to gum and periodontal problems which are major causes of tooth loss.
Smoking and drinking alcohol
The ill effects are well known. According to researchers, smokers are about twice as likely to lose their teeth as non-smokers! Smoking or using smokeless tobacco, alcohol increase your risk of developing gum disease which in turn can lead to tooth loss.
Diabetes reduces your body’s immunity which in turn increases plaque formation. Gum disease can happen more often, be more severe, and take longer to heal. In advanced stages of gum disease there is loss of bone and connective tissue in the mouth, which results in tooth loss.