Replacing missing teeth successfully with our dentist in Clapham

Replacing missing teeth successfully with our dentist in Clapham

Despite brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing on a regular basis, plaque and tartar can build up on the teeth. Plaque hardens to become tartar and tartar cannot be removed at home despite an excellent brushing technique. Tartar needs to be removed professionally by your hygienist. As tartar builds up it allows more plaque to form on the surface of your teeth and this increases your chances of developing cavities, tooth decay and gum disease. Tooth decay and gum disease are treatable, but if you avoid the dentist then tooth decay and gum disease can cause irreversible damage to your teeth. Eventually the situation can result in missing teeth. It is important that you visit your dentist at least once every six months and more often if necessary, and at the same time it is also important that you visit your hygienist who will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth so that they are clean, healthy, and strong; free of cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease.

Replacing missing teeth with our dentist

Missing teeth cause a range of complications including more missing teeth. If you have lost a tooth as a result of dental health complications such as tooth decay or gum disease, then you need to speak to our dentist in Clapham and find out about replacing your missing tooth sooner rather than later. There are many different ways in which you can replace a missing tooth, including a bridge, a set of partial dentures or a set of full dentures. However, the most popular method of replacing missing teeth with our dentist in Clapham is using dental implants.

Dental implants

Dental implants are the gold standard of restorative dental treatment. They have been used for 60 years and provide a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are small titanium screws that are biocompatible, which means that they integrate with your body to become a permanent fixture of your mouth. They are designed to be replacement roots for your missing tooth or teeth.

Our dentist in Clapham can replace a single missing tooth using a dental implant or a full set of missing teeth using dental implants. We will put together a tailored treatment plan for you, which will determine the length, width, positioning and number of implants that you need to restore your missing teeth.

Are dental implants suitable for you?

We will make sure that dental implants are suitable for you, taking into consideration any underlying dental health conditions or medical conditions which may affect the dental treatment. If you suffer from dental health complications then these all need to be addressed before we can replace your missing tooth or teeth. If you suffer from underlying medical conditions, they need to be under control before you replace your missing teeth. For example, patients with diabetes are not always suitable for dental implants, unless they have their diabetes under control. Patients with dental complications such as bone decay or gum recession will need to undergo dental treatment such as bone grafting or gum grafting before they can replace a missing tooth. As mentioned, our dentist will put together the best treatment plan for you. Speak to us sooner rather than later and find out about replacing your missing teeth.