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All on Four TM Dental Implants and other Dentistry Terms

Osseointegration, edentulism, All on 4TM… Costs, pain, time off work, will it work…?

For the Average Joe, these are intimidating terms and questions. But when the alternative is living with discomfort and the hassle of worrying about your appearance, hygiene and meal times, it’s time to find out what your alternatives are so that you can change your life for the better. Time to do some research! Knowledge is power, especially when it empowers you to make a dramatic positive change to your lifestyle and self-esteem. You will also find that signing up for a surgical dental procedure that will change your life forever – such as the All on 4 TM protocol – is not as daunting as it may at first seem once you have a basic understanding of what it entails.

In this two-part article series, we shall be unraveling some of the seemingly complicated dentistry terms and procedures you should become familiar with if you are already edentulous or are facing an immediate future of edentulism. And there’s our first term… edentulism!
Decoding Dentistry Terms

Edentulism is essentially a ‘nice’ way of saying “toothless.” Edentulous is the state of not having a single original adult tooth left.

There are a number of reasons, or causes, for edentulism. Edentulism can quite often result from a chronic lack of proper dental care and hygiene, resulting in gum disease or periodontitis. This terrible disease results from the unchecked activity of oral bacteria, which take up residence on your teeth and gums, feeding on the sugars left behind from meal times (this is why it is so important to floss and brush correctly and regularly!) The by-products bacteria produce are high in acids that attack and inflame the tissues and bone surrounding your teeth.

Some people are unfortunately more predisposed to developing gum disease, be it from pregnancy hormones or age, gender or genetics. Whether you have accidentally knocked out some of your teeth or perhaps you’ve been a bit more neglectful of your toothbrush than you should have been, you may now be in a position where you require some of your teeth replaced, or even all of them.

Removable dentures or false teeth are the traditional solution to rampant tooth loss and edentulism. But, where most other medical technologies and solutions have evolved substantially over the years and decades, this tooth replacement device has, for the most part, remained unchanged in concept. Dentures are uncomfortable, damaging to a patient’s oral health and an embarrassing hassle.

Dental implants, on the other hand, offer patients a fixed (non-removable) and far more sophisticated and long-term solution to tooth loss. Until recently, conventional dental implant procedures were not always an option for the patients who had suffered extensive bone loss in the jaw as a result of having worn dentures for many, many years. But, the innovation of the All on 4TM protocol has changed that. Now, most edentulous and near-edentulous patients are a candidate for fixed oral rehabilitation using All on Four dental implants.
Stay Tuned

To read more about All on Four dental implants and other dental terminology for the edentulous, stay tuned for the second installment of this two-part article series.

Offering Several Advantages Over Other Metal Braces Options

Gresham Orthodontics offer Damon braces are a new alternative to conventional metal prop. Self-ligating are the first of these is that Damon struts. Allowing the wire to connect directly to it, what this means in layman’s terms is that there is a mechanism on the bracket of the Damon props. By contrast, to connect the wire of the props to the bracket conventional metal props require a ligature. Often being seen as brightly coloured squares on the props of teenagers, the ligature of props are one of the most visible parts. The brackets can be smaller and less conspicuous refers when doing away with the need for ligatures.

In a Damon props system, no ligatures also mean that the wire is able to slide through the brackets. Vastly reducing the average number of orthodontic appointments that a patient will require, this does away for the need for the wire to be tightened. When their system is used, the makers of Damon claim that the average number of appointments per patient falls from thirty one to around sixteen.

That they can be partially clear is another feature of Damon props. Although still nowhere near as invisible as clear props options such as Invisalign, combined with the smaller size of the bracket this means that they can be far less visible than traditional props.

By approximately seven months and a better final outcome is achieved on average, the use of high quality memory wire also means that the treatment time for patients is reduced.

As traditional props, Damon props do suffer from some of the same problems of discomfort. However, in comparison to traditional braces, studies have shown that they are approximately 60% less painful. Unlike alternative non metal systems such as Invisalign, they do still however cause pain.

Although this does vary from patient to patient, Damon braces typically cost a similar price to conventional braces that require ligatures. In most instances, they are also similarly covered by dental insurance.

Over other types of conventional metal braces systems, these are just some of the many advantages to using the Damon system.

In terms of achieving a successful result, the Invisalign method is often quicker. Often time taken is two or three years to correct Gresham Crooked teeth, traditional straightening methods, such as metal bands, brackets and wires known as braces. It may take less than a year, depending on the individual case, with the new plastic aligners.

Tips to Protect Your Baby’s Skin From Rashes And Other Skin Conditions

It’s not always easy to read skin infections in a baby. All infants develop some kind of rash after birth and during the first year. There’s nothing to worry, because such rashes and irritations are very common. There are also simple, easy-to-follow steps to act against skin rashes and itches. Keep faith on natural skincare products for babies which are prepared with the best of pure natural ingredients which soothe body. They are very safe on your little one’s tender skin being free from chemicals or artificial preservatives.

It is always imperative to be well informed about rashes and irritations and know the steps to protect and heal potential skin eruptions. New aged renowned pediatricians always prefers only the best organic baby bath spray along with other natural baby products to provide a compact protection shield against all sorts of infections.