Are you Missing Teeth? Are you Unhappy with your Smile? Do you have Bleeding gums? If you want to Live Long and Prosper, then you owe it to yourself to read this important message inside!
I have to admit that as a child growing up in the 80s I was not a huge fan of the syndicated Original Star Trek TV series. I was, however, a huge fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation. One of my favourites was Captain Jean Luc Picard, played by Sir Patrick Stewart. So when I got the chance to meet both The two famous Captains of the Starship Enterprise, it was a dream come true.
But looking at the picture I noticed something… neither William Shatner who played Captain Kirk, or Patrick Stewart smiled with their teeth. My experience as a dentist is that most people do not show their teeth because they are embarrassed by them.
New research is done every year demonstrating links between dental disease and life-threatening diseases. People with untreated gum (periodontal) disease are 2-3 times more likely to die from a heart attack, 3 times more likely to die from a stroke, and more likely to develop Diabetes, Alzheimers, Colon-rectal cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Respiratory infections, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Kidney Disease. It is not just a matter of bad breath, bleeding sore gums, loosening of teeth, and painful abscesses. You should not delay seeing a dentist. Call us right now. It could save your life!
Gum Disease is also the #1 cause of tooth loss. When you lose the bone that supports the teeth, you will lose teeth. In the past, uncomfortable Dentures were the only answer. But what if you only lost one tooth? A bridge, which is basically two crowned teeth with a connector in the middle that looks like your tooth, is another option to a denture, but you sometimes have to cut down a lot of good tooth structure to make it happen.
What if you could replace missing teeth without sacrificing tooth structure, stabilize dentures so they don’t move when you eat or even eliminate dentures altogether? YOU CAN, with the Miracle of Dental Implants. In fact, the first Dental implant was placed in 1965 which is right around the time when the original Star Trek series was being developed. Just like how Star Trek had us “Boldly go where no one has gone before”, the technology of Dental Implants has taken Dentistry to new heights as well. With Dental Implants, imagine eating with your denture and it doesn’t move, NO ADHESIVE NEEDED! Even better, imagine throwing away your denture and eating how you used to when your teeth were still healthy!
Your missing teeth can be replaced by something that acts like and looks like your real teeth and no one would be the wiser. Implants are the closest thing to real teeth that you can get. The technology is really revolutionary and has changed the course of Dentistry, much like Star Trek changed the course of Science Fiction. I strongly believe that everyone deserves a smile they can be proud of. If you are embarrassed about your teeth or smile for whatever reason, if you want your mouth to be healthier and look it’s best or if you want to eat how you used to eat, you owe it to yourself to see if the advancements in Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry can help you.
Until Next Time – Your Friendly Neighbourhood Dentist and Trekkie,
Dr. Jesse Chai
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