Looking good is at the top of everyone’s list of priorities, and why shouldn’t it be? Looking into the mirror and liking what you see is guaranteed to get your feel good vibes pulsating. It’s all well and good preening ourselves, straightening our hair, buying nice clothes, buffing our nails and exfoliating our skin, but what really counts – and I mean really counts – is our smile.
The importance of a healthy smile
Smiling is good for you and for others because it’s the most natural and simple way of expressing contentment with yourself and the world. When we smile we trigger a positive emotional response in those around us and trick our minds into believing we are happy. When we fail to smile we fail to see the funny side in just about everything.
So why don’t we smile more? Why do we hold onto our quivering, straight lipped frowns when the butterfly of mirth is desperate to emerge and flutter its joyful wings?
I’ll tell you why: you’re embarrassed. You’re embarrassed because you have missing teeth. Listen; the world of dentistry has come a long way from the days of backstreet buccaneers pulling and tugging at roots like the characters in ‘The Enormous Turnip,’ so erase this medieval misconception from your mind at once.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are used as an alternative to bridges and crowns as a way to permanently replace missing teeth. The false tooth or teeth (known as ‘restorations’) are attached to metal rods and fused to the jawbone. When we lose a tooth or several teeth the disconnection creates a ‘sunken’ look adding years to our appearance, so dental implants come with the added benefit of restoring the bone structure too. And although crowns and bridges can help correct the appearance of your smile, they may interfere with the health of the surrounding teeth and can become loose, particularly when you’re tucking into your favourite piece of meat.
Because dental implants merge with your jawbone they can last a long time. They also look beautifully natural among your other teeth and can be maintained in exactly the same way, simply by brushing and flossing twice a day and visiting your dentist for a regular six monthly check-up.
So what are you waiting for?
If you’ve got missing teeth, you are based in Saddleworth and you desperately want to fix your smile, then contact your dentist for a lowdown on dental implants and the best treatment package available for you today.