Speak to your dentist about tooth loss
Tooth loss in adulthood can be an embarrassing, uncomfortable and traumatic situation to find yourself in. It mainly occurs as a result of poor oral hygiene and old age however unfortunately sometimes accidents or trauma to the mouth can also result in the loss of teeth. Advances in technology mean that there are now many different treatment options available for tooth loss so we at Chelsea and Fulham dentist urge you to speak to our team as soon as possible to help restore your teeth and also to prevent further complications in the future.
Restorative dentistry is the field of dentistry which is involved in the replacement of teeth as a result of tooth decay or tooth loss. In this field, prosthodontics is involved in the development and implementation of tooth substitutes. Advances in cosmetic dentistry have seen great improvements in prosthodontics over recent times. Prosthodontics is now more discrete, comfortable and convenient than ever before and with many different treatment options available to suit your personal requirements it has become accessible for everyone.
If you have suffered from tooth loss then speak to us at Chelsea and Fulham dentist today to find out more about the different types of tooth replacement therapy and how dental implants in Fulham may be the best treatment option for you.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants in Fulham are small titanium components which are designed to replace the root of your missing tooth. Following an examination of your mouth and a professional clean, where necessary, the dentist will insert the implant into the bone socket of your missing tooth. When the titanium component comes into contact with the alveolar bone of your jaw, a natural process known as osseointegration begins which helps the dental implant to fuse into your bone. Osteoblasts, which are bone producing cells, form around the component and therefore it becomes embedded successfully into your jaw. As this is a natural process it can take several months for successful osseointegration to occur. During this time you’ll need to come in to the dentist so that the process can be examined to make sure that it is progressing successfully. Once your dentist is satisfied that successful osseointegration of the dental implant has occurred then a connector post known as an abutment is fixed to the dental implant and this is what the crown or dentures, whichever you require according to your personal requirements, is attached to. As the implant is fused into your bone, dental implants in Fulham are permanent, strong and reliable, and you do not have to worry about them being broken or lost unlike removable tooth replacement options. They provide a sturdy support for your crowns or dentures and they provide comfort at the same time, as they become a part of your natural dentition.
So if you have suffered from tooth loss then do not worry, book an appointment here at Chelsea and Fulham dentist today and find out more about dental implants in Fulham and how you can not only restore the normal function of your mouth by replacing your missing teeth but also help improve the aesthetics of your smile at the same time. We are here to help you.