Tooth loss in adults can be extremely embarrassing, distressing and a worrying situation to find yourself in. In the event of tooth loss, it is vital that you speak to us immediately as advances in dental technology mean that there are a wide range of options available for replacing a lost tooth or missing teeth. Prosthodontics is the branch of dentistry that concerns the development and implantation of prosthetic substitutes for tooth loss. Prosthodontics help regain lost functions of the mouth, for example issues with talking, chewing and eating that may have occurred due to tooth loss. It can help maintain and enhance the quality of the remaining natural dentition and it can be used in cosmetic dentistry to treat aesthetic issues as well. Speak to our dentist in Marylebone today to find out which treatment is suitable for your individual requirements.
Dental implants to resolve tooth loss
Dental implants are an increasingly popular choice of tooth replacement therapy amongst both patients and dentists, so speak to our dentist in Marylebone today to find out how they may be the ideal treatment choice for you. Dental implants are small titanium components which become permanent fixtures in the mouth, as they are designed to fuse with the bone providing strong support for replacement teeth. The implant is fitted into the bone socket of the missing tooth and osteoblasts, bone cells, grow around the dental implant securing it permanently into the alveolar bone of the jaw. This is a process where it can take up to several months for the implant to be successfully fused into the bone. Once this has successfully occurred, a small connector known as an abutment, is attached to the implant to which the new prosthetic is attached so that it can be held securely in place.
Implant retained dentures for tooth loss
Dentures are prosthetic devices created to replace your missing teeth. Conventional dentures are removable, so they can be put in your mouth and taken out whenever necessary. They are very convenient for tooth loss, however if you are looking for a more fixed or permanent solution speak to us at Plowman & Partners today to find out about implant retained dentures and how they may be suitable for you. Dental implants are first inserted into the alveolar bone of your jaw and following successful fusion with the bone and the attachment of the abutment, your dentures will be attached to the implant via the abutment. Implant retained dentures are a popular choice of tooth replacement therapy, as they have many advantages in comparison to conventional dentures. They replace the entire tooth structure including the root of the tooth therefore providing reliability, added support, comfort and stability when compared to ordinary dentures which sometimes can move or fall out of the mouth and be a hindrance during talking, eating, coughing or sneezing. They are secured beneath the gum line which enhances their natural appearance as well. Speak to our dentist in Marylebone today to find out how dental implants and implant retained dentures can not only improve the overall health and functioning of your mouth, but also allow you to smile confidently and happily again.