Dentist in Tooting for dental implants near me

If you are based in London and looking for a dentist in Tooting who can help you fill the gap of missing teeth, then here at Broadway Dental Centre, we would be thrilled to welcome you. Whether you are new to the area or have been one of our patients for years, book a consultation with one of our friendly dentists to discuss your needs.

Before undergoing dental treatment, it is important to consult with a qualified practitioner who can provide a full examination of your teeth and mouth to determine the most appropriate course of action for your situation. Once this examination has taken place and our dentist in Tooting has had the opportunity to discuss relevant medical or dental history with you, it may be that we can recommend going forward with dental implants.

What kind of problems can be treated with dental implants?

Dental implants are a solution for missing teeth which seem to be growing in popularity as the years go by. There are many possible causes for missing teeth, some of which include: severe tooth decay, gum disease and accident or injury. Dental implants can be utilised in many circumstances, but sometimes they are not a suitable replacement for missing teeth; their suitability is determined by your individual needs. Often the health of the gum and jaw bone has an impact on whether our dentist in Tooting can recommend dental implants going forward.

What are dental implants?

Often when people talk about dental implants, they refer to one portion of the dental implant: the implanted titanium screw. In fact, a dental implant is composed of three separate portions. The implanted screw is made from titanium as this is considered to be a safe and hypoallergenic metal. The abutment, which is also made of metal, acts as a connector between the implanted screw and the crown or denture. The crown or denture is the visible part of the overall implant; crowns are most commonly used for missing individual teeth and dentures are used when several consecutive teeth are missing. One implanted screw can hold up to 4 consecutive replacement teeth.

There are several aspects of treatment with dental implants, which may be considered to be advantageous for you, the patient. Here at Broadway Dental Centre, we are aware that having missing teeth can have a huge impact on your confidence and overall well-being. Replacing teeth with dental implants can boost your confidence, giving you a reason to smile. If you have been worried about pulling out a loose tooth while eating or getting things trapped in a gap, replacing the tooth can restore your confidence to eat whatever you wish. In addition to this, the confidence to clean your teeth with less worry of knocking one (or several) out can improve the level of dental hygiene you can achieve at home.

Where your missing teeth are a result of injury, dental implants can be beneficial for replacing those teeth and promoting the healing of your jaw bone if it has been affected by the trauma. This is because the implantation of the titanium screw is known to stimulate bone regrowth as it bonds with the bone around it (also known as osseointegration). Of course, your dentist must first assess whether this is possible before you can go forward with this type of treatment.

For more information about dental implants here at Broadway Dental Centre, please get in touch. One of our team members would be delighted to chat with you in person or on the phone.