A lot of people don’t like going to see their local professional dentist. It’s not hard to understand why; you’re going to a sterilized office and paying a man to basically grope around inside of your mouth and to tell you what’s wrong with your teeth. While doing this, they’ll be poking and prodding you with a bunch of metal implements, a lot like what I would imagine an alien would use to ‘probe’ a human (although I realize that’s unlikely, the idea that aliens would fly so far just to dissect a human and all that), all the while they’ll be trying to make small talk (which is really awkward when you have someone wrist deep in your mouth).
However, just because it isn’t the most fun thing to do, that doesn’t mean that you can just go through life without going to see your local experienced cosmetic dentist. You’re going to have a lot of issues if you don’t go to see your local dentist with some regularity. Sure, you can do something to make sure that your teeth are going to last a bit longer, but without going to see your dentist, nothing is going to be able to stop the slow destruction of your teeth.
Your local cosmetic dentists with experience can do a lot of things to help you with your teeth. Below are just a few of them.
So, with all that damage that you’re doing to your teeth every day with the way you use them, an issue that you can run into is that you’re going to slowly grind down your teeth, or crack them, or in some cases, you’re even going to be damaging them through things like chipping them due to being clumsy (or due to just using your teeth in a dumb way). What do you do, then, when your teeth are cracked, or they’re chipped, or they missing a piece, or you’ve ground them down just due to the way that you grind your teeth when you’re stressed out (or you grind them in your sleep, who knows).
The solution, then, is to turn to dental veneers. Dental veneers, essentially, are something that you can put over a damaged tooth in order to make it look better. They started seeing use in the late twenties, as a way to make the teeth of actors look a lot better for the camera. Back then, they were often made of plaster, and they were held in place with the use of the same kind of dental adhesive that we use to make sure that dentures stay in place for six to fourteen hours at a time.
Of course, today we’ve greatly improved our technology when it comes to veneers. Where once we used plaster (that would slough off over time), now we use a metal framework with porcelain over the top of said framework. Instead of using a denture kind of adhesive, we now use a long term dental adhesive that will last in the mouth between ten and thirty years on their own, depending on the adhesive used, and in how well you take care of your new porcelain teeth.
Of course, if you lose your teeth, that’s a whole new story. Then, you need dental implants.
2. Dental Implants
So, if you damage a tooth, you can basically cover it up, and that’s not a hard thing to go through at all. On the other hand, if you lose a whole tooth, the whole thing gets a lot more difficult.
Basically, if your tooth falls out, the process gets a lot more painful. First, you’ll need dental surgery to scavenge what’s left of the tooth. Then, once that has been gotten, you’re going to need to drill a hole into the jaw line, so that you can insert the implant. Now, the implant consists of a giant titanium screw, and on top of the screw is a fake tooth. Into the hole you’ve drilled goes the titanium screw, and then you take medication that will encourage your jaw bone to close up around the screw, treating it like it’s a tooth. Once this is accomplished, it may as well be a tooth, for all intents and purpose.
So, if you’ve damaged your teeth through living your life and just not taking great care of them, you should consider talking to your local cosmetic dentist. It’s the best way to make sure that you’re going to be able to have the smile that you want and deserve.