Your mouth produces over 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime—that’s enough to fill two swimming pools. Saliva has many uses, including assisting you with your digestion and protects your teeth from bacteria in your mouth.
Dental implants are small dental appliances surgically inserted into both the upper and lower jaws to replace one or more missing or diseased teeth. Today more and more people are choosing dental implants over removable dentures or fixed bridges. That’s largely because dentures and bridges have several disadvantages.
For example, bridges can affect nearby healthy teeth, and dentures may cause bone loss in the area where the teeth are missing. (more…)