If there is anything that a dentist can stress to their patients, it’s the need to get dental restorations as soon as possible because it can lead to more issues than just a flawed smile. It can lead to various other health issues, leaving your mouth susceptible to bacteria and infection. They stress the importance of dental restorations because they improve your oral health any prevent any serious predicaments such as gum disease and periodontal disease. But what exactly are symptoms we can look out for that may be a cause of an emergency dental visit? Some major indicators include:
- A dark spot in the center of your tooth
- A hole that is located on the tooth
- A chipped or broken tooth
- Loss in teeth
- A rough tooth
- Sensitivity to hot or cold foods
Dental implants are not always the best choice, which is why fixed bridges and removable dentures are still used. However, dental implants are a better solution the majority of the time because unlike removable dentures, implants do not slip, or make embarrassing clicking sounds when eating or speaking. Also, unlike bridges, there’s no partial cutting involved when it comes to having dental implants placed inside your mouth. The most important factor, though, as to why dental implants are just better is because dental implants do not put the patient’s teeth at as much of a risk to recurrent decay and gum disease as dental bridges and dentures would. As an added bonus, dental implants can last for as long as 25 years, 10 years longer than other options.
To learn more about dental restorations, contact Dr. Johns at 650-697-2073 or visit his website at www.chrisjohnsdds.com.
Dr. Chris Johns also proudly accepts patients from Millbrae and all surrounding areas.