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!
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
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?
Anyone who has experienced tooth loss knows that it can have a significant impact on your life. Whether you are missing teeth or you wear traditional dentures to fill the gap, you’ll know that many aspects of your life can be affected by the loss of teeth.
We hear stories from many of our clients about the self-consciousness brought about from missing teeth. Whether it’s having to skip your favourite item on a menu, ill-fitting dentures slipping and clicking mid-conversation or hiding from photos, your social life can take an unpleasant turn very quickly.
Your appearance, lifestyle and self-esteem can all be massively impacted by the loss of teeth. Of this, we have no doubt.
Traditional solutions to the problem of missing teeth have been unsecured dentures. While they solve the problem of bridging the gap left by missing teeth, they can be inconvenient, uncomfortable and loose-fitting. What’s more, traditional dentures can make chewing foods difficult so can stop you enjoying many of your favourite meals, affecting your lifestyle even further.