Growing up, family parents always placed a huge emphasis on my sister and my dental hygiene. We were always excited to brush our teeth and we wanted to have bright and pretty smiles. We were always terrified of having cavities and had such pride in the fact that we did not have cavities when we went to the dentist. It was a great thing for us to keep our teeth clean and shiny and we always wanted this to be the case and to have perfect teeth for ever! However, sometimes genetics will not have it this way for all of us. As my parents liked to tease, some of us are just more evolutionarily advanced than others are. For my sister, this was the case. When she was a kid, she started to grow adult teeth before her baby teeth even fell out. We called her sharky for a little while because she was growing multiple rows of teeth in that little mouth of her’s. This was a phenomenon we liked to joke about for a while, but she soon grew tired of having two rows of teeth and off to the dentist we went. This was the first of her dental adventures. It soon became clear, however, that there was more to her dental woes than just growing two rows of teeth. She also had trouble with her top row of teeth, and after losing her baby teeth next to her front teeth, the adult ones just never grew in. This was very odd, we all decided, and after many different x-rays, the answer became clear; she simply did not have those teeth. Everyone was puzzled and did not know quite what the best approach was going to be.
Finally, a decision was reached. Dental implants were going to be the solution to my sister’s teeth growing woes, and the process was going to be very specific. First, they would pull her eye teeth in together to replace the missing teeth. By shaving down these teeth into the right teeth, they would in effect give her the missing teeth. But what of the other teeth? They then decided to put in dental implants and a permanent bridge in order to give her the teeth she was missing. The process to make this all happen was quite something. There were screws gutting out of the tops of her gums, years and years of braces, and countless dental surgeries. When it comes to putting money where your mouth is, my parents poured their hard earned money into my sister’s smile. She is now older and left relatively unscarred after so many years of dental work. Now she has a beautiful smile and teeth that are working well and keeping her healthy. This is the kind of success story you can expect when you use dental implants. There is nothing to fear when it comes to dental implants; call your cosmetic dentist today and see if dental implants are right for solving your dental woes!