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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Why are dental implants so highly regarded?

Dental implants have become a popular solution to missing teeth. Although there are other options available to patients, this is the clear winner, and it’s not difficult proving why…..

 

So what is all the fuss about? 

 

  • Dental implants are the closest replacement to a real tooth. As they fuse with the bone in your jaw, they become a natural part of you, which means your body will not reject them. Cosmetically, they have the closest semblance to a real tooth (and basically are a real tooth)!

 

  • Replacing one or more missing teeth can help restore your facial structure. When you have a tooth missing, your skin can droop which causes you to look older and sometimes even unhealthy.

 

  • Dental implants offer the best cosmetic results amongst all the treatments that can be used to solve the problem of a missing tooth.

 

  • Caring for your implant is easy. You can look after it in the same way you would look after your natural teeth. This encompasses brushing twice a day for 2 minutes per day, bi-monthly visits to your dentist and hygienist and flossing regularly. In keeping these up, you reduce your chance of needing attention into your older years.

 

Healthy teeth and dental implant. Implant tooth, health tooth medical dentistry, vector illustration

Why bother replacing missing teeth?

People often fail to look beyond the aesthetic benefits of replacing missing teeth, or believe that missing teeth are only worth replacing if they are visible to others. This is a misconception that could cost someone’s overall health.

Missing teeth can cause continual bone loss into older age, affecting the way your mouth functions.

If left untreated for a prolonged amount of time, ‘bite collapse’ can occur if several back teeth are missing. In turn your front teeth are pushed forward, but they are not designed to support the facial weight that they have to when they relocate to the front of the face, which can expose you to further damage.

Missing teeth can also become a huge source of anxiety, as it stops people from wanting to smile and show their teeth to others. Having a dental implant can be one of the most significant and beneficial decisions a patient makes – here at Fresh we have had many patients tell us that their new implants are a source of great happiness and confidence

 

Dr Marcus Spry has extensive experience in this area and would be more than happy to speak to you about the implants procedure at a consultation.

Dermal Fillers & Botox…. The Lowdown

Lip fillers and Botox are non-surgical cosmetic procedures that are safe and effective – if carried out by a professional. When seeking these type of treatments, it is paramount that they are performed by a reputable and experienced specialist.

 

More on Botox….

Like many products, Botox (or botulinum toxin injections), are prescription-only for a reason and beauty therapists do not have the necessary knowledge to guarantee that your treatment will yield the results you need or that it will be carried out safely.  With this in mind, it’s important to do your research beforehand. Here at Fresh Dental our specialists are fully qualified to perform such a treatment.

Botox injections generally take a maximum of 20 – 30 minutes, with results showing after a mere 4 days. These injections are a very simple procedure and there is no need to remain at the practice after you have completed treatment.

health and beauty concept - Beautiful woman Having Rejuvenating Injection against the Wrinkles dermal fillers injection clipping path.

Popular reasons for having Botox are:

  • Botox can eliminate your frown lines, crow’s feet and wrinkles, preventing them from deepening.
  • It’s a fairly long-term solution to ageing, lasting up to 6 months.
  • The side effects are minimal.
  • They enhance your natural beauty rather than change your features.
  • They smooth out
  • Get your confidence back.

 

It is essential to have these type of cosmetic treatments carried out by a professional who has a detailed understanding of your facial anatomy. DIY methods can leave irrevocable harm and not only leave you with damage in the area you’re looking to alter, but other areas of your face. If performed at home or by an under-qualified beauty therapist, Botox and fillers can expose you to an allergic reaction.

More on lip fillers…..

Lip fillers are becoming increasingly popular each year, with patients seeking treatment for several common reasons. These include:

  • Natural ageing & sun exposure – over your lifetime your lips work hard, constantly moving and also becoming exposed to sunlight, causing the elastic framework and collagen (the main structural protein found in your skin) in your lips to reduce. This causes your lips to droop and become less defined which is where fillers can help – smoothening out the lines, wrinkles and folds in your skin, to give a more youthful-looking and rejuvenated appearance.
  • To remove smokers’ lines.
  • Many are unhappy with the natural appearance of their lips and use lip fillers to give more volume.

The fillers we use here at Fresh Dental are a type of gel called Restylane, which is completely safe, highly effective and natural-looking. This gel can also be used to enhance other areas of the face.

 

If you would like further advice on Botox and Dermal Fillers, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

 

Reasons for your child to undergo orthodontic treatment early….

Complications with misaligned teeth and jaw complications are usually best solved with early orthodontic intervention intervention. As your child’s bones are more malleable and softer, their jaws are more easily pushed into a healthy shape. A second reason for this is because young children grow faster which means treatment takes less time to complete.

 

Early intervention also helps to prevent crowded teeth. An example of this is if your child were to lose their baby molar (for any number of reasons, such as decay), this could cause their adult molar to shift forward and crowd their emerging adult teeth. By taking early action in shifting this adult molar back into an optimum position, you can prevent your child from requiring intervention later in life, such as removing the tooth altogether.

 

Help keep tooth decay at bay – if your child has overlapping, misaligned or crooked teeth, this can render flossing and brushing thoroughly difficult as some of the teeth’s surfaces become hard to reach which is when bacteria and food particles are allowed to build-up.  This is when teeth become susceptible to tooth decay. By undergoing braces treatment, your child’s teeth can become straighter

dentist inspecting a child's teeth

Braces can help prevent heart disease – your child’s gums can become unhealthy due to malocclusions (jaw problems caused by misaligned teeth).  As tooth alignment and jaw issues cause difficulty cleaning, your child’s teeth will build up layers of plaque and tartar on their teeth. Following this, their gum tissue becomes inflamed, promoting the growth of harmful bacteria. if left untreated, this bacteria can enter the bloodstream and become a primary cause of cardiovascular disease.

 

Help your child avoid other health issues – Misaligned teeth can present a range of health issues, ranging from mild to severe. For example, jaw misalignment can cause migraines, chronic chewing and biting issues, speech problems and earaches as well as irregularities in the temporomandibular joint (otherwise known as the jaw joint).

 

Increase your child’s self-esteem and self confidence – Children can suffer at the hands of other children for having jaw or teeth problems as if affects the way they look. Correcting a misaligned jaw could be one of the biggest confidence boosters for your child, helping restore belief in themselves.

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