Autumn is here. Kids back to school.
Triathlon season soon over. Last race on Sunday.
On my longer training runs on the bike thoughts wander.
To get results and experience is like a long-distance race.
If one is rushing it one might drop before the end, burn out or end up in the ditch.
Many of you my patients have had restorations made supported by dental implants. Many patients  also seek for this alternative to pulling and “plates”.
Gum disease is a long running disease and its treatment is like a long-distance race. Many people loose their teeth because of it and the treatment and prevention, is a long slog where we have to have the finish line in focus at all times.
Damage by gum disease can be compensated by restoring function with dental implant restorations.
But it doesn’t stop there!
The implants also have to be carefully maintained by keeping it all clean.
If you don’t service and oil your bike, then the chain ring might slip in that 25 % climb and you will suffer!
The make of the bike is also important.
A good racing bike cost a fortune but is a wonder to ride and lasts forever (almost). My last bike kept me on the roads for 26 years and is still my second bike for training. Unbreakable!
The same with dental implants:
They keep you on the road for a long time but also come with a high price.
This is because using the best parts and  the most experienced operators is costly.
My colleague and I have worked together now for 23 years.
Triathlon has been in my life for 32 years!
No doubt its triathlon that have given me the best experiences, but doing and seeing the results of dental implant treatment is also very rewarding.
Its a joy to see all happy patients after it has been done, and also keep seeing them long after, when they have forgotten that they have implants!
That is almost the finish line!
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