Whenever you read about dental implants you will likely come across lots of people who are delighted about the procedure and want to praise their practitioner. You will also find information on a multitude of benefits that dental impacts can bestow upon the person who has them fitted. This information is all perfectly valid and will hopefully give you confidence that dental implants are the right solution for replacing your tooth.
What you will also notice that the words tooth, and teeth are used in plentiful numbers, but very rarely do any of the articles and blog posts that relate to dental implant ever go into more detail about what those mean specifically. Ok, we all know what a tooth is, but in relation to dental implants they can be a replacement for more than one type of tooth.
This brings us nicely to the point when we flag up the fact that within our mouths there are four types of teeth that might be candidates for replacement should be ever lose them or they need be extracted. We hasten to add that we are pretty sure that a large proportion of the people reading this could not tell us what each those four types of teeth are called, what they are primarily used for, and here is another question…Do you know how many teeth you should have?
Well, assuming you are an adult, and a human being, the answer to that last question is 32. Now, before you proceed to divide 32 by 4 and assume that means we have 8 each of the different types, it does not work like that. Instead, here are the facts relating to our tooth types and their uses, and if you plan to go look in the mirror, where you can expect to find them. Incidentally, all of them are candidates for being replaced by dental implants.