Using Dental Implants as Tooth Replacement to Fix Speech Impediments

Losing a tooth or several teeth can be problematic. Typically, a person will first pay attention to its effect on his smile and self-confidence. Missing teeth, however, can not only cause loss of self-confidence and eating problems, but it can also cause a speech impediment. Teeth are very important in the process of digestion as it is part of the chewing system. Additionally, teeth are essential in making phonetic sounds in combination with the lips and the tongue. Depending on the location of the missing tooth or teeth, the S, T, F, V, and E sounds can all be affected.

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How to Prevent Periodontal Disease With the Help of Dental Implants

Periodontal disease or gum disease can greatly affect the health of a person’s mouth and gum. When left untreated or addressed too late, gum disease can progress from the deterioration of gums on to the deterioration of the supporting bone structure, which can then lead to tooth loss or gum recession. What most people don’t know is that gum disease is most often preventable if the person has impeccable oral hygiene habits. Brushing the teeth, flossing daily, swishing with mouthwash, and seeing a dentist regularly are some of the simplest ways to prevent the onset of gum disease.

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Covering the Tooth After a Root Canal Procedure: Sealers and Fillings

A root canal procedure may be a last-ditch effort to try and save a decaying tooth before an extraction. If tooth decay is caught in its early stages, a dentist will treat it using fluoride products to stop further decay. When the tooth has been severely affected by dental decay, the dentist will likely suggest performing a root canal procedure to remove the decayed pulp and affected nerve. This will hollow out the tooth but will leave the rest intact so that the patient can still use the natural tooth as base for a dental crown.

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