A healthy and attractive smile is often seen as a sign of youthfulness and can show a person takes care of their appearance and their health. If you have lost teeth, it’s perfectly normal to feel self-conscious and tooth loss is something that many people find extremely upsetting and difficult to cope with.
The Emotional Impact of Losing Teeth
The emotional impact of missing teeth can be considerable, affecting every part of your life both socially and professionally. People who are missing teeth often feel self-conscious about attending social events or interacting with colleagues or clients.
The ability to smile is an important way to communicate with others and shapes their perceptions about you. Most people sum up someone new within just a few seconds of meeting them and failing to smile or covering up your mouth with your hand can lead them to form incorrect assumptions about you. As a result, you may be labelled as cold or standoffish when the very opposite is true.
It can be trickier to meet that special someone when you feel less than confident about your looks and less able to let your true personality shine through. This is where your dentist in Oxford can help through providing the most advanced dental implant treatment.
Dental Implants Make It Easy to Forget Tooth Loss
Imagine that you could forget that you ever lost teeth and instead can enjoy the sensation of having strong and stable teeth that look and feel just like your own. This could be the reality when you choose to have dental implant treatment as they offer an advanced and long-lasting solution for tooth loss.
By closely replicating a real tooth root, dental implants provide a long-lasting and stable foundation to support replacement teeth. Even if you have suffered complete tooth loss, your teeth can be replaced with a full arch bridge or with an implant supported denture.
This will allow you to get on with enjoying life. It won’t be a problem meeting new people and you will be able to smile with the confidence that your teeth look their very best and that no one could know you have ever suffered from tooth loss.
At the same time, having fully restored teeth will enable you to eat just about anything you like. Foods that may have been off the menu for years can now be enjoyed, allowing you to eat a nutritious diet that in turn will help to protect your general health.
Even Fearful Patients Can Have Dental Implants
Quite often tooth loss can occur after someone has felt unable to visit a dentist for many years due to deep-seated fears and phobias. If this applies to you, then your dentist in Oxford can help you through providing gentle dental care that is carefully tailored to alleviate your fears and anxieties.
Modern dental treatment is quite different even from just a few years ago, and you will find that a good dentist will work with you to help you overcome your fears and any anxiety. Both Neel and Vinit have invaluable experience of helping extremely nervous and anxious patients through the journey to a healthy and attractive smile.
For people with deep-seated anxieties, dental sedation may be another option. This can be helpful in restoring dental health and when placing dental implants, allowing your dentist in Oxford to carry out more extensive treatments during a longer appointment. Intravenous sedation is very effective, inducing a deep sense of relaxation and calm, so that afterwards you are unlikely to remember anything about treatment. With sedation dentistry, restoring your dental health and your smile shouldn’t be an uncomfortable or stressful experience.
The really nice thing about choosing dental implant treatment is that once the implants are in place, they should last for many years, and when maintained and looked after well, most people will enjoy them for life. Dental implants do need to be looked after, however usually in the same way our own teeth and fillings/crowns do.
At One The Gallery we place a great deal of emphasis on prevention and maintenance, and will provide you with a personalised care plan to ensure that you are well informed and made aware of how to look after both your teeth and dental implants.
You can book an initial informal with one of our Specialist dentists to find out more about dental implants and this is a great opportunity for you to discuss any fears or phobias you may have. Your wellbeing is our priority and we will take the time to listen to you to fully understand your concerns and to discover how best we can help you. We feel it's very important that all of our patients know what to expect when they visit us for the first time.
Book your appointment online or talk to our friendly dental team on 01865 256007 and take the first steps towards restoring your smile.