We’ve all heard the myth about George Washington having wooden false-tooth dentures. By now, most of us know there’s no truth behind that myth; however, there once was a time when false teeth were actually made from wood. The first recorded set of wooden dentures dates back to 16th Japan. Today, fortunately for cosmetic dental patients, cosmetic and family dentistry procedures take advantage of current oral technology, such as cosmetic implants, to replace missing or damaged teeth with porcelain false-teeth that look almost 100% real. Dental implants have a very high success rate of up to 98%, and can last your entire life with proper care.
For individuals who have missing or damaged teeth, cosmetic dental surgery such as dental implants, comes highly recommended by the best cosmetic dentists. However, not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants, there’s some important criteria you need to meet first. For example, the ideal dental implant candidate is in good oral and general health. Additionally, because dental implants are inserted into the underlying bones in your mouth, adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implants, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease like gingivitis.
If you are a good candidate, there’s a couple of popular dental implant procedures to chose from. These procedures include both Endosteal (in the bone) implants, and Subperiosteal (on the bone) implants. Choosing which procedure is right for you will require a decision made by a team involving of yourself, a periodontist, and best cosmetic dentists in your area.
Americans spend well over a billion dollars on cosmetic dentistry services such as dental implants, teeth whitening, and other dental services each year. This is quite possibly due to the high amount of sugary beverages consumed in the average American diet. Recent research shows that consuming three or more glasses of soda or other sugary beverages each day leads to 62% more tooth decay, fillings and tooth loss than others. Recent research has also estimated that children smile 400 times a day. With the help of the best cosmetic dentists, you may find yourself smiling just as much as the kids!