Our natural teeth are pretty amazing. They are able to withstand many different food and beverage types and a barrage of other items that may or may not be edible. They are however not unbreakable, which means that in certain cases you may have to get a natural tooth replaced with either a dental implant, dentures or another dental appliance.
If you find yourself in this position, make sure you’re aware of where your teeth replacement have come from. Where they are made can make a big difference on how they will work in your mouth, and the materials that were used to compose them in the first place. “‘Many dentists are simply unaware of where the products that they use are manufactured,” said Brian Fox, owner of Fox Dental. “We strive to educate them on the importance of using only approved, non-hazardous materials to improve patient safety.’ Fox uses the example of a permanent dental implant. ‘There are many types of materials involved in the implant process and with proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime,’ said Fox. ‘For that reason, patients should insist on products made in America.’Fox Dental purchases all of their materials that they use to manufacture custom implants, crowns, and bridges from US-based companies. Many dentists may unknowingly use less expensive products from the gray market that may not comply with FDA or US requirements. Products on the gray market may have been recalled or may be defective.”
Before any dental procedure is conducted make sure you have a conversation with your Ottawa dentist about where the dental products that are being used in your mouth are from.