What is the best solution for tooth replacement?
Crown and bridge combinations are often best for one or several missing teeth. However, a natural tooth must border the area to securely attach the bridge to both sides. Otherwise, Dental Implants are a wise alternative. By recreating the presence of a natural tooth root, they halt the process of bone loss. An implant is not necessary for each missing tooth and a bridge of several teeth or a full arch appliance can be attached to implants that have been strategically placed. How can gum disease effect your overall health? Like other diseases that form in the body, periodontal disease begins silently. It is the chief cause of tooth loss. Recently, the bacteria of gum disease has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, stroke, preterm low birth weight babies, and memory loss. Symptoms such as bad breath, bleeding gums, soreness in the mouth, and gum recession are often assumed to be temporary, which allow the disease to progress. The earlier treatment occurs, the higher the success rate.