Not only can gaps make you feel old but they can make you look older too. When a tooth is removed the jawbone will start to shrink where the tooth was…
Do you have missing teeth? Have missing teeth had a significant impact on your life and your overall confidence? Well the team here at Ollie & Darsh could have the perfect solution for you.
However you may have lost teeth, either through decay or accident, missing teeth should never have a negative impact on your life. That’s why we recommend dental implants as a long-lasting and discreet solution to restoring you back to full smile health!
The sun is finally out and we’ve been enjoying some extraordinary weather here in Liverpool. That means we’re all working on our tans, taking advantage of the long days and light nights and posing for photographs to remember the sun throughout the winter!
But does the mere mention of a camera fill you with dread. Over the years we’ve worked with plenty of people who dread striking a pose for photographs because of the condition of their teeth. This is never truer than for people who suffer with missing teeth.
So, you’ve made the decision to restore your smile with dental implants and your teeth are looking the best they have in years. Now is the time to consider exactly how you maintain those implants to keep your smile looking fresh for many more years to come.
It all comes down to your dental hygiene routine and regular visits to your dentist. As with anything worthwhile, consistency is key! So let’s take a look at some of the best ways you can keep your implants clean and healthy.
Fix your technique
Here at Ollie & Darsh, we’ve witnessed first-hand how much missing teeth can affect a person’s life. We’ve also experienced how transformative dental implants can be in the lives of clients who have struggled with gaps in their teeth.
This week, we’d like to take a look at exactly how and why implants are the perfect solution for anyone looking to replace missing teeth and restore their smile.
What are dental implants?
So you’ve taken the plunge and invested in dental implants to replace any missing teeth you may have. What a brilliant step! Now that you’ve had the surgical implant procedure, you need to make sure that your mouth is as healthy an environment as possible so it can heal as quickly as possible.
Have a read of some of our advice to get you on the road to recovery nice and quickly so your implants will have the best chance of success.
Get plenty of rest
Today (Friday January 29th) marks the 25th anniversary of the official patenting of one of the most influential advancements in modern dental implant technology. This anniversary also marks the induction of its inventor into the US’s National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Swedish doctor and anatomy expert Per-Ingvar Branemark will be added to the illustrious list of innovators for his pioneering discovery of osseointegration, better known as the process that occurs when a dental implant is integrated into the jaw bone and fuses in place with the body’s own tissue. This has revolutionised not only dental implant technology but the world of reconstructive surgery in general.
Anyone who reads our blog on a regular basis will know that we are firm believers in the power of modern dental implants. When it comes to restoring lost teeth, there is no more effective solution. However, implant therapy is not for everyone. Before you make the decision to invest in implants your dentist will have to evaluate if you are eligible.
Let’s take a look at some of the most common factors affecting dental implant eligibility among patients.
How healthy is your jawbone?
Anyone with dentures know that it’s not always an easy life. Despite advances in technology over the last 10 years, making them more natural and better fitting, dentures still present wearers with common problems leading to self-consciousness and discomfort.
Let’s take a look at some of the common pitfalls in dentures and how best to solve them!
It goes without saying that dental health and smoking do not make happy bedfellows…but we want to narrow this down for you and take a look at the link between smoking and dental implant failure.
When they’re taken care of correctly, dental implants are a life-changing, long-term investment. Research published in the Journal of the International Society of Preventative & Community Dentistry suggests that the likelihood of implant failure is determined by the circumstances of the individual patient, rather than the implant itself. So, factors ranging from lifestyle to oral hygiene are the most significant.
Is there really a link?