Play A Wind Instrument Professionally & Need Cosmetic Dentistry? What To Know About Dental Implants!

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If you play a wind instrument professionally and need your teeth replaced, there are a few important things to consider when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. The structure of your teeth and the position of your bite determines the ranges and articulation you can produce with your instrument.

Changes in your teeth and jaw bones can prevent you from being able to produce the same quality of music you've been producing since you first started playing your wind instrument. Because of this, there are a few important things to know before undergoing cosmetic dentistry to replace tooth loss. Here's what you need to do.

Consider dental implants instead of dentures

Dental implants are preferred for your situation because they reduce the amount of bone loss that people commonly experience when replacing their original teeth with dentures. The reason for this is because dental implants provide the jaw bones with pressure when chewing. This pressure is what preserves the bone and prevents bone loss, which would change the structure of your mouth and affect your bite. Dentures do not apply pressure in a similar way to that of natural teeth. 

Tell your dentist that you play a wind instrument professionally

Since you quite literally take the cliché, "put your money where your mouth is," to heart, it's crucial that you inform your dentist that your career choice is as a wind musician. Your dentist will then understand that he or she needs to be extremely careful in keeping the structure and bite the same. This typically involves a more detailed and intensive approach to modeling with plaster and 3D image modeling. The precision of the measurements needs to be as accurate as possible so your new teeth and bite do not adversely affect your ability to earn an income. 

Request several duplicate pre-implant models and safeguard them 

Unforeseen problems are another concern with being a wind musician and how reliant you are on your teeth and bite. While dental implants and other types of cosmetic dentistry are sturdy, accidents do sometimes happen. Ask your dentist for a duplicate pre-implant model and safeguard it from being used as a prototype. The reason for this is because plaster models are often destroyed in the process of creating the new teeth. Should anything happen to cause a chip or crack in the implants, you'll have spare models of your natural teeth and bite to use. 


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Give Yourself the Gift of a Beautiful Smile

If you are someone who hesitates to open your mouth when you smile because you are embarrassed about your teeth, you should know that there are a number of cosmetic techniques that can give you a beautiful smile you will be proud to show to the world. As a cosmetic dentist, I have seen many clients transform their lives simply by fixing their smiles. This blog is meant to encourage people to find out about the possibilities in cosmetic dentistry so they can feel good about their smiles. A beautiful, confident smile really can change your life. I would love to show you how.