One of the most significant innovations in modern dentistry has been the development of dental implants. The ideal solution for the replacement of one or several missing teeth is using a titanium screw; a dental implant is a substitute for a missing tooth root and bonds naturally with your jawbone. This provides a solid foundation to which a crown or bridge may be secured.
Teeth Grinding, Bruxism and TMJ
As one of the world’s most common sleep disorders, bruxism can cause chips in the teeth, wear of the biting surface and cracks in tooth enamel. This wears down tooth enamel, removes the sharp biting surfaces and flattens the edges of the teeth. Over a period of time, tooth damage will occur and may also lead to tooth loss.
Snoring and Sleep Apnoea
Snoring can be a cause of much frustration, particularly when loud and excessive. More importantly though, it can be a sign of a more serious condition such as sleep apnoea, when breathing can actually stop from a few seconds up to one minute, and occur several hundred times per night. When you are asleep, the throat and neck muscles that keep your airway open while you are awake relax.