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Edentulism – are you missing your life?

While there are many ailments and issues surround teeth that can impact on confidence and even the ability to smile, perhaps one of the biggest is for those who suffer from partial or even complete edentulism. This is where you have missing teeth or no teeth.

Not surprisingly this oral issue can have massive implications on your lifestyle, such as never being able to smile properly in any social situation, an increased feeling of self-consciousness and of course a potential impact on the shape of your face.

However, while edentulism can be seen as a major issue there are actually lots of treatments available that can eradicate the problem, giving you a chance to restore your smile to what it used to be and in some cases, making it even better.

Completely removable dentures

This is perhaps what many people consider to be the most obvious treatment for missing teeth, particularly where a large portion of the teeth are gone.

Fixed implants supported crowns and bridges

This is a more extensive form of treatment and usually requires approximately six to ten implants in each jaw.  While this is a more intensive treatment, many people see it as a good alternative to dentures.

Fixed implants supported dentures

This treatment usually involves having four to six implants in each jaw.  Perhaps not quite as extensive as the treatment just mentioned, but again it can be a favourable alternative to standard removable dentures.

All on 4 implants

This is fixed dentures on four implants in each jaw.

Removable over-dentures on implants

This involves having two to four implants in each jaw.

One of the benefits to the dental implant route is that for someone younger – who may have lost teeth in an accident perhaps there is no need to wear dentures.  For someone in their twenties or thirties suffering with edentulilsm it is bad enough, without then having to consider the impact of dentures at such a young age.

Even those who have previously had dentures from a young age for any reason, there is still the potential to change all that with some professional implants too.

That’s why if you have extensive tooth loss or missing teeth and have coped with the initial treatment for years you can still get the smile you deserve and restore your self-confidence with the dental implant route.

Advanced Dentistry in Windsor has extensive experience restoring teeth with a variety of treatments and most importantly in a caring fashion.

Our aim is to restore smiles where they are missing and give anyone receiving the treatment confidence and the ability to live a normal life.

 

 

Advanced Dentistry solutions to crooked teeth

If you’ve been keeping up with our blog posts at Advanced Dentistry, you’ll probably have noticed how much of an emphasis we place on the importance of a good smile.  Not only can it be aesthetically pleasing and helpful in remaining as youthful as possible but the wonders it can perform on your confidence and outlook on life are astounding.

Any small imperfection in a smile can undermine your self confidence, making it more difficult to be a sociable, outgoing person.  Here at Advanced Dentistry we take pride in giving you a reason to smile – whether through a small correction or a complete restructuring process.  Our service is tailor made around your requirements.

Crooked teeth are a common problem.  Many people are less than satisfied with their dental appearance – this wide category can include teeth being too close together, too far apart or angled.  This sort of problem can result in physical difficulties as well, with potential speech problems and eating trouble topping the list.  Eventually, the gradual strain on the jaw combined with the difficulty to adequately clean the affected teeth can lead to many conditions which can be a great deal worse.

A variety of causes could lead to crooked or uneven teeth.  Teeth can naturally grow in out of shape in some, while age can gradually bring on the change in others.  It may be that an accident has knocked them out of place, but whatever the cause, Advanced Dentistry is here to help.

Fortunately these problems are not usually difficult to rectify and usually involve the application of braces and aligners to ‘encourage’ teeth to grow back into more regular and practical positions.  This process is often thought of as lengthy, uncomfortable and unappealing, but we offer more than just the one solution to fix crooked teeth.

There are many orthodontic treatment options today to have your teeth straightened in convenient, fast and effective ways.

One solution we would recommend for those patients concerned about the longevity of treatments such as conventional braces is the Inman Aligner, pictured above.  Designed to correct overcrowding and treat front teeth protrusion, these patented products can guide your teeth back into an ideal place in a matter of weeks (6-16).  Unobtrusive and removable, these aligners can easily fit in around your daily life – so you don’t need to hide your smile for those family photos.

Even the more traditional braces are now available in a wider variety of styles and materials than ever before.  Generally considered the most affordable approach, these contraptions can be made from ceramic material to make them difficult to see against your teeth, or even crystal which is virtually invisible.  Many kinds of clear braces are available – do ask your dentist and contact us for more information on what services are on offer.

Do you think your teeth are the worst a dentist could ever have seen?

A very common misconception about decayed teeth is that your dentist won’t have seen anything as bad in his or her life!  In fact, people seem to feel so bad about the state of their teeth this can actually prevent them getting the treatment they need.

In today’s blog, Windsor Advanced Dentistry takes a look at a very common feeling when it comes to patients, their teeth and their dentist!

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