A UK prosthodontist is a dentist who has specialised in the replacement and restoration of teeth. A prosthodontist can give you back your natural, beautiful smile in the event of tooth loss.
Tooth loss can occur for a lot of reasons, from accidents to poor dental hygiene. Depending on your habits and your oral hygiene routine, you could be at risk of tooth loss. A leading cause of tooth loss is gum disease. At your check-up with your dentist, they will stress the importance of a good dental hygiene so you can avoid the trauma of tooth loss. However if it does strike, there are solutions.
If you have already lost a tooth, it´s very important that you seek dental help as soon as possible. There are multiple reasons for this. Firstly, when you lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth will begin to move into the space left behind. This can lead to problems with crooked teeth that may need further attention later in life. Secondly, any gaps in your smile provide ideal conditions for harmful bacteria to thrive and multiply.
Treatment from your prosthodontist
With dentist Dr Joe Bhat, a leading UK prosthodontist, you can receive dental implant surgery. This type of treatment can help you with single or multiple missing teeth. This kind of surgical procedure involves a titanium screw being inserted into your jawbone. This screw fuses with the surrounding jawbone, providing a stable foundation for the attachment of replacement teeth in the form of a custom-made crown. What’s more the stimulation the dental implant provides to your jawbone, protects the health and integrity of your jaw. This means you can avoid jawbone degeneration, which often occurs after tooth loss.
Many patients, upon completion of their treatment, don´t remember which tooth is natural and which is false. A dental implant is the closest thing to having a natural tooth.
Dental implants can last you a lifetime, if you look after them well with good dental hygiene at home and regular dental check-ups. You won´t need to change your normal oral hygiene routine like you may have to with a traditional dental bridge. If you are interested in this treatment, visit our UK prosthodontist, Dr Joe Bhat.