Learn about dental implants with our dentist in Clapham
Looking after your teeth properly is very important to help you avoid dental complications and prevent missing teeth early in life. If you look after your teeth correctly, then they can last for a lifetime. You need to maintain excellent dental hygiene, you should brush your teeth at least twice a day with an effective toothbrush and a suitable toothpaste, and floss between your teeth at least once. You should also use an appropriate mouthwash when necessary and visit the dentist at least once every six months and the hygienist at the same time, to keep your teeth clean, healthy and free of decay or disease.
Tooth decay and gum disease
If you do not look after your teeth properly plaque and tartar will build up on the surface of your teeth. Plaque and tartar consist of millions of bacteria which can weaken your teeth and gums and result in tooth decay and gum disease. Tooth decay and gum disease can be treated if you visit the dentist on time and if you improve your dental hygiene. However, if you avoid the dentist and do not improve your dental hygiene then tooth decay and gum disease can result in missing teeth. If you have a missing tooth or you have lost multiple teeth then you need to speak to our dentist in Clapham and find out about replacing your missing teeth as soon as possible. This is because tooth decay and especially gum disease can result in multiple missing teeth in a short amount of time. If you have one missing tooth and replace this as soon as possible with our dentist in Clapham, then you can prevent further weakening of the remaining teeth and maintain the rest of your teeth for the future.
Our dentist in Clapham uses dental implants to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are small, titanium screws that are extremely strong and resilient, they are non-corrosive and they are also biocompatible which means that they can be inserted into the body without being rejected, or causing an allergic or adverse reaction. Any type of reaction is very rare or very minor; a dental implant can replace a missing tooth for the rest of your life. Speak to our dentist and find out about tooth replacement with dental implants and whether or not it is suitable for you. This is because you need healthy teeth and gums for dental implants. If your teeth or gums are weak, or you have experienced bone loss as a result of missing teeth then dental implants may not be suitable immediately. However, once you have undergone appropriate dental treatment and improved your dental hygiene, your diet and your lifestyle, then dental implants can be used to replace your missing teeth permanently.
Speak to our dentist today. We will carry out a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and jawbone to begin with. We will talk about your overall health and wellbeing and discuss any medical conditions or medication that may affect your dental implants. Once we are happy that dental implants are suitable for you, you will be booked in for dental implant surgery and we can help you replace your missing teeth permanently.