Dental implants

Some data on implantology from the IAO 2017 meeting

On 19 October the world of implantology met in Milan on the occasion of the first congress of the Italian Academy of Osseointegration (Iao) to take stock of the technological innovation applied to implantology. Read more

glitter on the tooth

Brilliant on the tooth: the dentist’s advice

The glitter on the tooth has been a widespread ornament for some time, since it is an aesthetic accessory it is often proposed indiscriminately by hairdressers or beauticians. In this article we try to explain why it would be better to go to a dentist instead. Read more

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Tooth loss: why is it important to replace it?

The loss of a tooth is a worry for everyone. We certainly do not remain indifferent to a missing tooth. Despite this, a common attitude to those who face this type of problem is to postpone the decision to be made over time.

Faced with the loss of a tooth, the desire is certainly to replace it, but this is not always the case. There are those who take time out of fear of the dentist, those who think that it is not the right time, those who prevaricate on economic matters. Each has its own reasons, but what does the replacement of a missing tooth entail over time?

The consequences of losing a tooth

Aesthetic aspect

This is clearly the first and most obvious consequence. An imperfect smile, with a missing tooth, is nottooth loss nice to see, first of all for themselves. Not only. Following the loss of a tooth, the gradual process of bone resorption begins. In the absence of the teeth, the maxillary bone begins to lose its thickness and gradually tapers. The lack of bone changes the aesthetic profile of the face, chin and nose get closer, wrinkles appear on the sides of the mouth. The longer you remain toothless, the more aesthetic facial defects are accentuated.

Psychological distress

In addition to an aesthetic aspect that is not in line with one’s expectations, there is also the psychological discomfort that is created. Going to dinner with friends or simply stopping for a chat could become very difficult to face for those who have suffered the loss of one or more teeth. Interpersonal relationships are severely compromised.

Difficulty chewing

The primordial function of the teeth is to chew food. In fact, the evolution of the teeth has changed over the course of human history to adapt to different types of nutrition. With the loss of one tooth or several teeth, the chewing function is severely impaired. Eating a steak or other hard food could be a real problem as well as causing discomfort. Not chewing properly can also have serious repercussions on digestion.

Bone atrophy

The more time you spend with a tooth loss, the more risk there is of a bone atrophy. The absence of bone, due to bone resorption, can make rehabilitation through implantology much more complex.loss of a tooth


The absence of a tooth can affect the alignment of the entire dental arches. If a tooth falls out, its opposite will not have the right support and even the neighboring teeth will have a vacuum that they will tend to fill. The lack of alignment of the arches also causes disturbances in the muscles and bones, also affecting posture.

Pronunciation problems

A missing tooth makes the pronunciation of some letters such as “S” and “F” more difficult or changed in sound, also creating some embarrassment and frustration.

We wrote this article gathering some of the testimonies of those patients who, tired of these conditions, decided to turn to our dental implantology center in Milan. As we say to each of them, booking the dental visit is the courageous and decisive step towards a new life and a new smile. Contact Us!

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New professional profiles for Sanident excellence

We believe that excellence is also the belief that we can always improve and guarantee our patients new professional profiles and specific skills in the field of dental care. This is why only the best professionals work with us. Read more

dry mouth

Dry mouth: it may not be just a temporary nuisance

Dry mouth is an often overlooked problem, because it is associated with a temporary discomfort without considering what causes it is associated with or what consequences it can lead to. In this article we will try to investigate the symptoms and causes of this disorder which is actually a real pathology, clinically called xerostomia, which can lead to loss of taste and damage the health of the teeth. Read more

lip or tongue piercing

Lip or tongue piercing: what consequences

A lip or tongue piercing is an aesthetic habit that could cost dearly to the health of our mouth.
In fact, few investigate the consequences that a piercing on the lips or tongue can have on the mucous structures of the mouth and on the teeth.

Fashion is fashion and if you really can’t do without piercing, read this article completely to get an idea of the problems that could arise. Read more

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Implant failure: what can be the causes

Implant failure is a risk that can be incurred following an implantology intervention in the event that particular conditions occur.

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The study of teeth useful for anthropology

Dental elements are among the best preserved archaeological finds; the study of the teeth has therefore proved useful, over time, to deepen the evolutionary processes of animals and humans.

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Toronto Bridge and immediate load All on 4: what is it?

Toronto Bridge is the name of a fixed prosthesis useful to replace the teeth of an entire dental arch; it is in fact a complete prosthesis with flange (or if you prefer fake gingiva), it can replace up to 12 teeth per arch, fixed through abutments (in jargon called abutments) to titanium dental implants thanks to the implantology technique immediate loading or, in more traditional dentistry, through a delayed loading implantology. Read more


Caries: the bad surprise in the Befana stocking

If you think that coal is the worst gift you can find in the stocking of the Epiphany, you are wrong, because the Epiphany could bring you something equally black, but much more dangerous: caries! Read more