Many people in the UK fear visiting the dentist. In fact, according to a recent study, over half of the UK´s population are afraid of visiting the dentist and 12% of these experience extreme dental anxiety. Due to this, modern dentists try to make the experience of visiting the dentist as relaxing and as comfortable as possible. This is especially true when dealing with more involved dental treatments, such as replacing missing teeth. If you have experienced tooth loss, you can visit our friendly dentist Joe Bhat. He is a specialist in the UK in prosthodontics. Let’s take a look at what that mouthful means and how such a specialist can help you.
What is prosthodontics?
Dentists who are specialists in the UK in prosthodontics have undertaken 3 years of further study and training in the replacement and restoration of teeth. In short, they make your smile healthier and beautiful again by replacing missing teeth, and by doing so also protect your remaining natural teeth.
Modern technology for better treatments
Our specialist Dr Joe Bhat exclusively carries out dental implant surgery. This type of treatment is the go-to solution for replacing missing teeth, leaving a natural looking and feeling finish. Dental implant surgery involves a minor surgical procedure, all completed under a local anesthetic. A titanium screw is fitted into the jawbone and allowed time to heal and fuse with the surrounding bone. Once this has been completed, a handcrafted crown is attached onto the screw, leaving you with a fully restored tooth, from top to bottom.
If you are feeling particularly anxious about undergoing dental surgery, sedation is also available to help you feel more relaxed and calm. Dr Joe Bhat will be happy to discuss these options with you.
The advantages of having a full smile
There are many advantages to having an even and full smile. Not only will dental implant treatment most likely give you a confidence boost, but it will make the maintenance of your teeth much easier. Without gaps in your smile, there are less places for harmful bacteria to gather and multiply. So, if you´re missing a tooth or multiple teeth, it is worth considering the specialist treatment available from Dr Joe Bhat in the UK: prosthodontics.