Can you imagine what life must have been like back in the nineteenth century when it came to cosmetic procedures? Cosmetic surgery, the kind we experience today, was something doctors were thinking about - as a concept. Cosmetic dentistry, at least at that time, was almost non-existent. Dentures, which could only be afforded by the wealthy, were made of wood; with teeth carved from bone or hippopotamus ivory.
How would you feel knowing your "teeth," may have been a part of someone's femur? Luckily for us, we do not have to worry about having to deal with those options. What gets lost in this new world of cosmetic dentistry is that, although we refer to it as "cosmetic," the truth is your oral health is dependent on how well you take care of your teeth - even if you do not have any teeth at all!
See, whenever teeth go missing, the jaw bone immediately begins to lose its density. Even if you have only one tooth missing, this can can have an adverse affect on all the teeth that "live" on that part of your jaw. Your teeth are all connected, with nerve endings, to the body; this is how your teeth are pumped nutrients on a regular basis, to stay healthy and strong.
Once those nerve endings become infected, due to lack of oral hygiene, or poor diet, then the tooth begins to die. Once a tooth is dead, it needs to be pulled, or you run the risk of infecting your gums. Have you ever heard of someone living with a dead tooth in their mouth? You would be hard-pressed to find someone with that issue today, but it was till pretty common in the early eighties. People with a dead tooth would always have a bad odor coming out of their mouth - they simply could not help it. Decay stinks - bottom line.
This is why maintaining a regular check-up with your dentist is so important. Once you begin losing teeth, with no plans to replace them, you are walking down a path of pain. Today, implants are the best way to replace a missing tooth; and do so with something that works almost as well as the original tooth.
For many patients residing in Colorado Springs, they know how awesome implants are; having had treatment from one of the Tooth Implant Pros. The Pros bring patients, in need of treatment, together with dental implant specialists, to create this great synergy that results in a perfect win-win scenario. The dentist has a new case they can put on their books, and the patient has the smile truly desired.
Well, for the residents of Colorado Springs, the Pros have now opened up a new location there as well. If you are online searching for, "dental implants colorado springs," just know all you have to do is visit toothimplantcoloradosprings.com to learn how the Pros can help you get started towards your beautiful smile - today!
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