According to a new laboratory study of the erosive potential of fruit smoothies on teeth published in the February 2013 issue of the British Dental Journal, and as included in Implant Insight, those containing kiwi, apple, and lime produced over 28% surface loss in a tooth immersed in the drink for 60 minutes compared to strawberry and banana combinations, which produced less than 2% surface loss.
Ancient dental implants have been traced back to around 600 AD, when tooth-like pieces of shell were hammered into the jaw of a Mayan woman. Thank goodness for contemporary dentistry!
Cavities can’t occur in an implant-restored crown, or replacement tooth; however, you will need to visit your dentist as scheduled and clean and care for it and your gums and mouth every day, the same as you would if it were a natural tooth.
Dental implants are the closest you can get to healthy, natural teeth. They will allow you to confidently eat, smile, laugh, talk, play and enjoy all of your regular activities of everyday life without thinking about your teeth.
It has been estimated that 69 percent of Americans age 35 to 44 have at least one missing tooth, and one in four over the age of 74 have lost ALL of their natural teeth.