Dental implants with our dentist in Clapham
If you have been booked in for a tooth extraction or you have a wobbly tooth, then you need to speak to our dentist in Clapham and find out about the different methods of tooth replacement that are available for you. If you have already lost a tooth then it is important that you do not delay, you need to speak to our dentist in Clapham immediately to replace the missing tooth so that you avoid further damage to your remaining dentition.
Dental implants are one of the most popular and effective methods of replacing missing teeth. Our dentist in Clapham has extensive experience in using dental implants for tooth replacement. Dental implants provide a permanent solution for tooth loss. They are small titanium screws and can be inserted directly into the bone socket of your missing teeth. Once you have lost a tooth, you will notice many changes to your mouth. The appearance of your mouth will be affected hugely and this can have a significant impact on your self-confidence and your self-esteem. Your mouth will feel different. It is more likely that you will suffer from an infection, your teeth may become more crooked, they will start to become wobbly and you will lose more teeth. Missing teeth can affect your overall health and wellbeing. Dental implants can help reverse the effects of tooth loss.
Planning your dental implants
Our dentist will carry out a thorough examination of your mouth, inspect the site of tooth loss, prescribe antibiotics if necessary and start planning how to replace your missing teeth. You will undergo an X-ray and a three-dimensional scan of your mouth, so that our dentist can create a digital image of your teeth, helping them to examine the density of your jawbone and making sure that dental implants are suitable for you. You may need a bone graft and a gum graft to ensure that the implant can be held in place. If you have tooth decay or gum disease, then this will need to be addressed beforehand too. If you have any underlying medical conditions then these will also need to be under control before you can have dental implants. Our dentist will book you in for dental implant surgery when he is sure that you are ready.
Dental implant surgery
The surgery itself is carried out under local anaesthetic and sedation as necessary. You do not need a separate implant for each tooth. Rather you can replace a full arch of teeth with four implants, maybe more if your jaw has become weak over time. Dental implants are small, titanium screws. A small hole will be drilled into the bone socket of the missing tooth and the implant will be placed into the bone socket. A healing cap will be placed on the head of the implant and the gum will be stitched over the implant to allow the implant to heal. This healing process takes a few months after which you will have a custom-made crown or a set of dentures to replace your missing teeth.
Speak to our dentist today to find out more about replacing missing teeth with dental implants and find out the many advantages that they will have on your dental health and wellbeing.