Living with missing teeth

January 31, 2017

Living with missing teeth can be difficult and can severely impact the quality of your day to day life.

We understand how difficult it can be coping with missing teeth, and how devastating losing your teeth can be. But we do have a solution.

Dental implants can help solve a number of problems associated with missing teeth and many of our patients have said that treatment totally changed their lives. Here, we take a look at just some of the ways dental implants can improve your quality of life:

No need for dentures

Over time your dentures can become ill fitted and may start to feel loose. Loose dentures can cause denture sores, and can make you anxious about the denture slipping or falling out when laughing or smiling. If you worry about being in public because of loose dentures, then dental implants may be the solution for you.

Because dental implants securely fix restorations in place, you know they won’t move inside your mouth. This means you’ll be more comfortable with the lack of denture sores, and you’ll be able to laugh and chat with your friends and family without worrying about embarrassing denture moments.

 

Enjoy all the foods you love with improved comfort and taste

Enjoy all the foods you love with improved comfort and taste

Most traditional dentures have a plate which covers the roof of your mouth. This can hamper your ability to taste and truly enjoy all the fine dining opportunities that life brings. If your denture is loose or you have gaps left by singular missing teeth, you may also find that you can’t bite into crunchy foods, such as crusty breads or crunchy apples. You probably also have trouble chewing foods like steaks. Sound familiar?

Well dental implants can help with all that too. Because your dental implant secured restorations are anchored to your jaw bone through the implants, you don’t need a plate covering your mouth. With the roof of your mouth uncovered you’ll find that meals out are more fun again. And crunchy apples or juicy steaks? No problem. Because your new teeth are fixed into position, you will have a more stable bite that’s almost as powerful as your natural bite was before you lost your teeth.

One of our patients said straight after implant placement, that he couldn’t wait to go out to a restaurant for a good steak, as that was something he couldn’t do before implants.

 

Look and feel amazing!

When you have missing teeth, you may feel embarrassed about laughing and smiling in public, and find that you laugh or speak from behind your hands. Having missing teeth can also lead to significant bone loss, as the jaw bone needs the chewing action of teeth to remain stimulated. Without this stimulation, your bone levels may start to, not supporting your lips and cheeks as well as they used to, which can make you look older and more tired.

With dental implants, our patients often tell us how much their confidence has improved and it’s great to see them smiling again after the final placement appointment. Because dental implants are inserted into the jaw bone, the bone is stimulated by the chewing action of your new teeth, and your lips and cheeks have the support they need too. This ensures that your face looks fuller, younger and healthier again.

 

One of our patients, Rosie, was amazed at the difference dental implants made to her confidence and her smile.

 

It’s great to be able to see what a difference treatment can make to people. If you’re struggling with missing teeth and want to talk to us about the option of dental implants, give us a call on 01904 890111 and talk to our dental implant treatment coordinator to arrange a FREE consultation.

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