The care and keeping of your teeth is something that is hugely important from the day that you first get your baby teeth to the end of your life. After all, you only get one set of adult teeth – and even your baby teeth can have a lasting impact on your dental health even long after they have fallen out and been replaced by the permanent set. For many people, unfortunately, a lack of dental care has led to tooth decay and even tooth loss. For these people, more comprehensive and extensive dental care and reconstruction will be needed.
Consider, for instance, dental implants. Fortunately, the dental implant is something with a good track record. When dental implants are put into place, they will be successful very nearly 100% of the time. And the market for the dental implant is one the rise, with the number of people who get these dental implants growing by as much as a full half of a million on a yearly basis. Of course, getting a dental implant will require a dentist who specializes in such procedures, someone who can likely be recommended by your general dentist.
Aside from tooth loss, there are a number of other dental problems that can plague the general population. As a matter of fact, other common dental issues include the discolorations of the teeth, chipped teeth or teeth that have been broken, or teeth that are misaligned or broken. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry is on the rise and many cosmetic dentists are well practiced in dealing with and correcting such issues on a regular basis.
For instance, invisalign can be a great way to straighten your teeth and fix your bite – something that up to one fifth of all people need. Not only is a less than ideal bite not cosmetically appealing, but it can actually impact your health and comfort as well, even leading to sometimes chronic conditions like TMJ. Fortunately, Invisalign typically only take a year to work and is a program that leaves more than 95% of all patients very satisfied with their final results. And Invisalign is much less noticeable than traditional braces, making it the ideal option for those who are already in their adult year and likely living out professional lives.
As dentists such as cosmetic dentists will tell you, veneers can also be hugely beneficial for correcting such problems. Veneers can also help to shape your teeth differently, giving you a whole new smile in a relatively short period of time. And most dentists will be able to conduct the process of making and applying these veneers, even those dentists who are more involved in the realm of general dentistry. And veneers can last for a good deal of time before needing to be replaced as well, typically up to ten years at the very least. So though they typically cost more than $1,000 (sometimes well more) this means that the cost is likely to be well worth it at the end of the day.
Ultimately, going to visit the dentist is hugely important outside of the realm of cosmetic dentistry as well. After all, dentists can help to identify any number of important dental problems. For instance, cavities are more common than people think and it has been estimated that up to one fifth of all people have at least one that is going untreated. Dentists can take are of these cavities, thus hugely improving your overall quality of life. In addition to this, dentists can identify beginning signs of gum disease. As these signs and symptoms are hard to notice in the early days, having dentists look you over on a regular basis – ideally twice throughout the year – is hugely important to your overall well being.
At the end of the day, your teeth matter so very much indeed. After all, your teeth impact everything from your social standing to your overall health. Teeth are essential for so much in life that we simply take for granted, but going in for dental appointments on a regular basis can go a long way. After all, dentists are there to help and keep your teeth in good standing.