What kinds of dental treatments exist?

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Tooth loss can be a very stressful and unpleasant condition, that not only affects your daily activities, such as speaking, chewing or biting, but it can also severely affect your mental health and result in depression, anxiety, loss of self-confidence and other mental conditions. Children go through a natural period of losing their milk teeth, which gradually get replaced by permanent teeth between the ages of 6 and 13 years. Tooth loss in adulthood can be due to numerous reasons, but the leading causes are tooth decay, gum disease and the chronic inflammation associated with damage, and dental injuries. Most of these can be prevented by maintaining good oral hygiene through brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day, and also by wearing mouthguards when engaging in dangerous activities, such as martial arts. Dental implants are a treatment option for patients with tooth loss. Dental implants are screw-like devices made out of titanium, which are surgically inserted into the jawbone to serve as a replacement root, upon which the artificial teeth are attached. If you are looking for a dentist in Chester to treat tooth loss, get in touch with us, the Future Health Partnership Practices in Chester.

Orthodontic treatments

Orthodontics is focused on the treatment of tooth and jaw misalignments. Orthodontic conditions have been with humanity since our earliest days, even 50,000-year-old human remains have been found to have crooked teeth. Orthodontic conditions include e.g. overbites, crossbites, underbites, crowding, crooked teeth, open bites, gaps between teeth and abnormal eruptions. These are mainly treated by braces. Prior to the invention of dental adhesives in the 1970s, braces were metal bands wrapped around each tooth. The invention of dental adhesives and the widespread use of stainless steel made braces accessible and affordable for a wider range of the population. Nowadays metal braces are not the only option for patients with orthodontic conditions. Invisible aligners are transparent plastic aligners, which fit on teeth perfectly. A series of transparent custom made plastic aligners are made throughout the treatment to adjust for the teeth’s movement. Invisible braces are available as well, these work in the same way as metal braces, the only difference is that they are made out of tooth-coloured porcelain and transparent plastic. If you would like to find a dentist in Chester to treat orthodontic conditions, book an appointment with us, the Future Health Partnership Practices in Chester.

Veneers

Veneers are small amounts of a given material layered on top of damaged or eroded teeth to improve their appearance and function. They were invented in the 1930s by a Californian dentist, who used them to temporarily change actors’ teeth’s appearance before an acting performance or film shoot. At this time they were only a very temporary solution. Today’s veneers are capable of lasting many years if looked after properly. Getting veneers is a less invasive procedure than getting crowns and leaves a greater part of the original tooth at the end of the preparatory works, however, dental crowns certainly have their own advantages too. If you would like to find a dentist in Chester to help you improve your smile, book an appointment with us!