A good-looking smile doesn’t always mean a healthy smile

Getting older can often mean the deterioration of your oral health and whilst people often look for a cosmetic fix, not enough people consider the overall health of their new teeth. Aside from the obvious limitations associated with poor oral health such as pain and reduced functionality, bad oral hygiene can contribute to a number of larger health problems such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Lung infection
  • Kidney problems
  • Infertility
  • Preterm birth
  • Cancer

Seeing a prosthodontist doesn’t just mean fixing the appearance of your teeth, it means improving your overall oral health and maintaining a functional smile.

How can healthy teeth benefit you in retirement?

Prevention is always cheaper than trying to cure an ongoing problem. There’s no doubt that saving money can be a priority when considering retirement and if you’re constantly forking out large amounts of money on dental procedures, it can be easy to dismiss them as unnecessary. However, by scheduling regular prosthodontic check-ups, your financial strain could be greatly reduced.

Poor oral health is often associated with the development of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, which can be spread by bacteria and germs from your mouth to other parts of the body through the bloodstream. The risk increases dramatically for people over the age of 55, therefore ensuring gum conditions do not remain undiagnosed is extremely important to your overall health.

Arguably the most important part of retirement is being able to relax without worrying about work or lifestyle related stress. Although some modern forms of cosmetic dentistry may solve your aesthetic dental concerns, there could still be a number of issues with your oral health and function. Therefore, visiting a prosthodontic specialist is recommended in order to help preserve your ongoing health.

Smile Makeovers: not just for a pretty smile

Our smile makeover incorporates every aspect of your oral health in order to carefully select which cosmetic treatments will work best for you. We include you in each step of the smile makeover process so that any of your specific concerns are addressed and all dental flaws are concealed. Our smile makeovers use one or more of the following cosmetic treatments in order to give you a total smile transformation.

Teeth Whitening

Our whitening procedure achieves dramatic results within just two hours, ensuring you don’t have to worry about follow-up appointments. This in-office procedure lets you take control of your appearance and makes for a healthier looking smile. As compared to over-the-counter whitening solutions, our smile makeover teeth whitening procedure ensures the teeth are not dehydrated, which in turn allows the whitening to last much longer.


Veneers are thin porcelain shells which are individually crafted in order to suit your unique needs. This is purely a cosmetic procedure which can be used to enhance your smile by concealing teeth that are:

  • Chipped
  • Gapped
  • Stained
  • Misaligned
  • Broken
  • Crooked

Dental Implants

A dental implant involves placing a medical-grade titanium fixture into the jawbone which acts as an anchor for your new ‘tooth’; a custom-created porcelain crown. Dental implants are used in order to replace badly damaged teeth which have no hope of being naturally restored. In fact, dental implants can replace single, multiple or all missing and damaged teeth.

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and bridges can strengthen and restore the function of your teeth as well as improve the overall appearance. Crowns can be used to restore broken teeth, repair chips, improve your biting ability, and amend damage from excessive grinding. Bridges are a series of three or more crowns which are fused together. They can be used to replace a missing tooth which is still surrounded by healthy teeth. Both of these aesthetically pleasing dental restorations can help you to recapture your smile after tooth loss.

If you’d like more information on a cosmetic dental procedure that could help you achieve a fresh look and help your transition to retirement, please get in contact with Ironside Advanced Dental today.

All surgical procedures carry risk. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.