It is unfortunate that sometimes we lose a tooth either through an accident or due to tooth decay. However, we at Kings Dental Clinic can assure you that it is no longer necessary to endure having to go through life with a lost tooth or teeth. The last five decades have seen some amazing advances in dental science, all designed to ensure that you can keep the wonderful smile that you were born with.
Dental science and technology combine
We are all aware of how technology has become a way of life for us, from smartphones to the way we interact with our banks and shopping. It is impossible to avoid technology and dental science has harnessed the benefits that technology can bring to improving dentistry. It was only fifty years ago when the first modern day dental implant was performed. Now dental implants Hammersmith have become a routine procedure when it comes to the replacement of lost teeth. Over the past decades new discoveries have been made to bring about improvements to the equipment and techniques used in implantology.
Lost tooth alternatives
For many years the only viable alternatives to lost teeth were either a bridge or dentures, both with their own challenges. Dental implants Hammersmith have changed all that and the procedure is now widely used all over the world bringing long-lasting relief to thousands of patients. Of course the best way to avoid losing teeth from tooth decay is to observe a proper dental maintenance regime. We are strong advocates of preventive dentistry with the main focus on education from an early age. Technology has also motivated many patients to pay more attention to their face and especially their smile. Losing teeth not only has aesthetic consequences, but can also damage your self-esteem. Losing a tooth will result in jawbone degeneration and can also cause changes to the shape of your face.
Replacing a tooth has more than just a cosmetic benefit
Improvements in medical science have resulted in an increase in longevity and because of this patients want a permanent solution to any tooth loss. Our teeth have been designed to aid our digestive system, by allowing us to chew our food so that our stomachs can manage to digest it. Finding a stable solution which mimics the way our natural teeth work has always been the goal. While bridges and dentures have offered some relief, bridges require adjacent teeth to be fixed to and dentures do not quite offer the stability required when chewing. The benefits of being able to chew our food properly has huge medical implications.
Dental implants Hammersmith offer the ideal permanent, stable solution which performs in the same way as your natural teeth. A dental implant is fixed permanently into your jawbone and the titanium used fuses perfectly with your bone to give a solid base for the abutment and crown that are fitted on top and in line with your remaining teeth. The crown is shaped and coloured to match your existing natural teeth. Brushing and flossing can be done in the same way as with your original teeth. Kings Dental Clinic have performed many of these procedures, so if you are suffering from a lost tooth or teeth, why not give us a call and let us restore your smile.