Learn More About Dental Implants, Wisdom Teeth and Sealants for Kids By Dr. Pinnix on March 04, 2013

Primary teeth require care as soon as they erupt, but this doesn't always prevent decay. Cavities commonly appear on the upper front teeth with overuse of baby bottles, especially if there are no gaps between these teeth. To reduce chances of decay, flossing should be performed daily. To safeguard against decay, parents can take their kids to their pediatric dentists, where dental sealants can be applied as coatings that protect the chewing surfaces.

Dental Implants
Throughout life, problems such as impact or decay can damage teeth. Fortunately, patients can receive restorative dentistry to avoid long-term loss of looks and chewing ability. Dentists surgically place dental implants that are anchored to the jawbone. First, posts are inserted into the jawbone, then a temporary restoration is used for three to six months. Once the bones and gums around the posts have healed completely, additional posts are attached to the originals and artificial teeth are put in place. Between three and ten months are required for the entire procedure.

Eating During Dental Implant Recovery
Soft foods have to be eaten while the posts heal into the jawbone and gums. Once the implants are in place, they require regular dental care in the form of brushing, flossing and checkups. With completed restorative dentistry, patients can eat the same foods as they would with natural teeth. Cared for properly, implants will last for a lifetime.

Wisdom Teeth Removal
Modern human mouths are too small for wisdom teeth, resulting in problems when they grow into the mouth. Not only are they prime targets for decay, cysts and tumors, but they are also prone to causing issues with overcrowding and tooth breakage. Not to mention, extreme discomfort. Fortunately, dentists in Charlotte like, Dr. Betancourt and Dr. Pinnix can remove wisdom teeth through a simple surgical procedure. In some cases, dentists may use lasers for wisdom teeth removal.

Contact our office at 704-543-1102for more information on dental implants, wisdom teeth removal and our comprehensive cosmetic dentistry services or feel free to leave a comment below for our prompt feedback!

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