Recreating your smile by removing the gaps with dental implants Clapham

Implants – what are they?clapham-dental-implants

In order for a tooth to be secured within the mouth, the root of the tooth whether natural or synthetic needs to be firmly in place. This is precisely what a dental implant is. A small, titanium post which acts as the stable root for a tooth replacement. Whether having a crown or bridge attached, the small screw made of titanium is inserted carefully into the jawbone. Whilst this may sound somewhat invasive, in truth, this small procedure is carried out numerous times a day by dentists around the world.

The small, titanium root which is implanted within the jaw stimulates the surrounding bone to grow and secure it into place. This in turn helps preserve your healthy facial definition through natural bone regeneration and of course, provides you with a healthy, natural looking smile. Whether in the replacement of a single tooth or replacing multiple teeth, dental implants Clapham are considered one of the more popular methods of tooth restoration, as they provide a sense of stability. Dental implants Clapham could be the missing piece to your smile.

The impact of tooth loss

As a child, the loss of a tooth can be exciting when it is one of your baby teeth. As an adult, the experience can be quite different both physically and mentally. The adult tooth which may have been accidentally damaged, or lost through oral disease, can impact you very negatively.

On the physical side, the surrounding teeth of the gap can begin to shift and lean towards it creating a slant. The smile that once was straight can shift and you are left with a series of misalignments. On top of that, over time, the gum can begin to recede creating changes to the facial structure and compromising the surrounding stability of the teeth left behind. On top of that your own feelings about your smile may alter and therefore, should you wish to replenish your smile, reach out to your dental team at Clapham South Dental Centre and open up your possibilities. By booking an appointment to discuss your options you will be getting your case assessed and preventing further complications down the line.

Considering all your options

Whilst dental implants are a popular choice for tooth replacement, this does not mean that it is the perfect choice for you and therefore there are a number of different aspects to consider. For instance, if suffering from poor dental hygiene, the jawbone can in time suffer and break down, this then impacts the depth of bone available for the implant to be inserted into. Therefore, should a bone graft, whether using natural bone or a synthetic material, not be suitable or wanted, an alternative restoration method may be more appropriate.

No matter what restoration method is chosen, discussing your options with our dental team will ensure that you fully understand the wide variety of options available and together you can come up with a plan going forward. Whether having dental implants Clapham, or some other restoration method, here at the practice, our dental team will ensure they have your best interests at heart and work with you to re-create a happy, healthy smile.

Trading in the traditional method for a more modern approach, with invisible braces Clapham

A common dental issueinvisible-braces-clapham

Whilst you may feel alone with your crooked or misaligned teeth, rest assured that you, like many other adults in the UK, are far from alone and whilst past treatments may have appeared less appealing, modern advances within the dentistry world have led to discreet, but effective solutions for your issue.

A number of misaligned teeth can have a physical and mental impact on you and whilst the current pandemic allows you to hide your smile, in time you will want it back on show and therefore treating your crooked smile and promoting a healthier set of teeth is our top priority and hopefully yours.

It is understandable that past treatments may have deterred adults from seeking help, the visible wires and brackets, although highly effective, are also rather visible and therefore a sigh of relief could be heard when invisible braces Clapham came on the scene.

A modern but effective approach

In some cases, when new, cosmetically appealing appliances come to light, there is a sacrifice in the effectiveness of the process. With invisible braces this couldn’t be further from the truth. When looking at ways to treat this common orthodontic issue, the reluctant approach from patients was taken into consideration. After all, who wants to undergo a lengthy treatment process which appeared to some more ghastly than the misalignment problem. With this in mind, the creation of a variety of discreet braces and aligners were made, from the transparent and removable aligner, through to braces being bonded to the backs of the teeth through to more natural-coloured approaches to the traditional brace. No matter what treatment approach may be desired, you can rest assured that with modern dentistry on your side you can realign your teeth with little impact on your daily life.

Eliminating the knock-on effects of misaligned teeth

Although a crooked smile is not something one necessarily dreams of, on a cosmetic level it may be something that you can happily live with. However, should the misalignment be creating other dental problems, the accompanying negative impacts of your crooked smile could begin to outweigh the minor cosmetic issue.

It may be that your bite has altered leading to the elimination of a variety of foods. Feeling limited and sticking to the softer foods may be easy for you, but it is not something you should have to live with. Especially when there are effective orthodontic treatments such as invisible braces Clapham readily available.

It may be that your oral health is on the decline due to not being able to reach specific areas of the teeth, mouth and gums. This simple misalignment can therefore have a huge effect on your oral health and begin to create new problems further down the line.

No matter what the issue may be, if you or someone you know is shying away from society due to their crooked smile or suffering in any shape or form from their misaligned teeth, rest assured that Clapham South Dental Centre is waiting for you to open up communication and to get discussing invisible braces Clapham.

Our friendly, encouraging team is there to support you 100 % of the way.

Clear braces Clapham for better oral health

If you are unhappy with the look of your teeth and have been daydreaming about the before and after pictures that you may have seen on dental websites, then it is important for you to know that getting a beautiful and straight smile could be just as easy for you. Here at Clapham South Dental Centre, we want everyone to be happy and confident about their smile. Your dental health is our priority, and if you are prone to dental problems, we recommend that you visit us at least once every six months or more to make sure that your teeth are healthy and strong. By visiting us on a regular basis, you can make sure that your teeth are free of dental issues, and you could also speak to us to find out about improving the appearance of your teeth.clear-braces-clapham

Here at Clapham South Dental Centre, we understand that everyone would like straight, white teeth and a beautiful smile, yet most people suffer from a certain extent of dental misalignment. Some people undergo orthodontic treatment when they are younger however slowly the teeth may begin to become slightly crooked and require realignment with clear braces, whilst some people have had crooked teeth all their life and maybe looking to address the misalignment of their teeth with clear braces.

Clear braces as an alternative to traditional braces

Clear braces Clapham at Clapham South Dental Centre are an excellent choice for adults who are looking to improve the aesthetics of their teeth but are reluctant to wear traditional metal dental braces, which are known for being highly visible in the mouth.

Clear braces Clapham are a popular alternative, and you will be pleased to know that there are many different options to help correct the misalignment issues of your teeth. There are different types of braces to address varying degrees of misaligned teeth, and you can be sure that if you suffer from crooked teeth, we have the solution for you.

Clear braces Clapham are discreet and effective for straightening your teeth, so speak to our dentist at Clapham South Dental Centre today to find out which of these braces may be a suitable choice for you.

Clear braces Clapham can be either fixed braces or removable aligners. Fixed braces, such as the Damon system, make use of clear brackets with sliding metal archwires that gently push the teeth to create a naturally straighter and broader smile. Such braces work in a very similar way to traditional metal braces, helping to correct misalignment issues of the teeth. Removable aligners, such as Invisalign, use clear plastic aligners that can slot over your teeth and apply pressure to them, giving them a straighter, more neatly aligned formation over time. Here at Clapham South Dental Centre, our dentist can advise you on how to choose the right type of clear braces and will guide you in doing so. With our help, you will achieve a happier and healthier smile, so speak with us today to find out more about clear braces.

Invisalign for a neatly aligned and beautiful smile

A neat and straight smile is attractive to look at and helps boost self-confidence, which encourages you to smile more frequently and increases attraction further. But it is not all about looks, a beautifully straight smile is easy to keep clean and as a result, promotes better dental health. If you suffer from crooked teeth, then you need to speak to us at Clapham South Dental Centre.invisalign-in-clapham

Straightening teeth is now so much easier than in previous generations, and you can now achieve a neatly aligned and beautiful smile without the use of metal braces that need to be fixed in your mouth for several months or even years. For this, you will need to find out about Invisalign Clapham.

Why is Invisalign so popular?

Invisalign Clapham is a modern, convenient and effective method for straightening teeth here at Clapham South Dental Centre. As its name suggests, Invisalign Clapham is almost invisible and therefore a highly popular treatment for crooked teeth. Thanks to the discretion and convenience of this treatment, Invisalign has become the preferred alternative to traditional orthodontics for those with moderate misalignment issues. It has helped correct approximately 4 million smiles across the world so far, continuing to grow in popularity amongst dentists and patients alike.

How does Invisalign work?

To find out more about Invisalign Clapham, you need to book an appointment with our dentist here at Clapham South Dental Centre. Our dentist will check your teeth and gums to make sure that there are no underlying dental issues. If you do require some cleaning, then our hygienist can perform a scale and polish to remove any excess plaque or tartar from your teeth.

Once you are ready, you will undergo a specialised scan using the iTero scanning machine designed by Invisalign. This machine is a laser scan that takes pictures of your mouth to make an accurate digital 3D impression of your teeth and gums. This impression can be seen on a screen and will allow you to find out how your teeth will look following successful treatment with Invisalign. Furthermore, the results can be used to create a tailored series of Invisalign aligners that work together to produce the desired result. The scan allows the aligners to be produced precisely and accurately so that they are comfortable to wear and create results that are very close to what was predicted.

The aligners work in a series, and the duration of the treatment will depend on the extent of movement that is needed to achieve your desired smile. Each aligner must be worn for two weeks at a time for 22 hours a day before you move on to the next aligner in the series.

We recommend that you visit our dentist after every three or four aligners or more frequently if necessary to make sure that the process is coming along successfully and that there are no dental issues in the process. Speak to us at Clapham South Dental Centre today and find out more about Invisalign Clapham.

Why are dental implants Clapham excellent for tooth replacement?

You must visit our dentist at Clapham South Dental Centre regularly. Doing so can help make sure that your dental hygiene routine is efficient and that you have clean, healthy teeth and strong gums to help you maintain good oral health for life.dental-implants-clapham

Unfortunately, throughout life or with old age, you may experience tooth loss. The main cause of tooth loss is often poor oral hygiene, but by visiting our dentist at Clapham South Dental Centre, you can make sure that you do not have any dental issues. If you do, then we can treat the problems successfully to prevent them from worsening or eventually causing tooth loss.

Sometimes, there may be irreversible damage to a tooth, which results in the tooth falling out by itself or the dentist deciding that you need a tooth extraction. You may even experience some sort of trauma to your mouth, which results in a missing tooth or teeth.

If you have been affected by tooth loss, then speak to our dentist at Clapham South Dental Centre today and find out about dental implants. Dental implants Clapham are the gold standard in tooth replacement therapy, and although they have been around for over half a century, the last few decades have seen a significant increase in demand for dental implants Clapham thanks to the advances in dental technology. Much research has been carried out in the field of implant surgery, and this has led to a rise in popularity amongst dentists and patients alike. Dental implants Clapham are a strong and permanent method of replacing missing teeth. Whether you are looking to replace one tooth, multiple teeth or all of your teeth, you can restore the aesthetic appearance of your smile and the full functioning of your mouth with dental implants.

To find out more about dental implants, you will need to visit our dentist at Clapham South Dental Centre for a full examination of your teeth and gums. Our dentist will make sure that you have enough healthy bone for successful implant surgery. However, if your jaw bone density is insufficient, you may need a bone graft prior to the surgery.

The entire procedure can take several months to be completed, so the earlier you visit us at Clapham South Dental Centre, the quicker you can begin your journey to replacing your missing teeth. The procedure will be based on a natural process known as osseointegration, which occurs when the titanium implant inserted into the bone socket of your missing tooth initiates bone-forming cells to grow around it. This process allows the implant to become embedded into your jaw and can take up to 12 weeks, depending on your body’s ability to heal itself.

Patients with underlying health issues, such as diabetes, may not be suitable for the procedure. Speak with us at Clapham South Dental Centre today to find out more about dental implants and their advantages. Book an appointment with us and let our dental team take care of your missing teeth.

Invisible braces to help you achieve a beautiful smile discreetly and conveniently

In recent years, dental braces have become popular amongst adults with many people looking to straighten their teeth for a beautiful smile. If you have been unhappy with the look of your smile, then you will be pleased to know that advances in dental technology have made straightening teeth easier and more convenient than ever before.invisible-braces-clapham

In previous generations, metal dental braces attached to the front of the teeth was the only method of straightening teeth, and this can still be commonly seen in young teenagers. You will be pleased to find that at Clapham South Dental Centre, there are now many different options available for addressing the aesthetic issues of your teeth. So, book an appointment with us today and find out about invisible braces Clapham and how they can benefit your dental health whilst giving you a beautiful smile.

Invisible braces Clapham are a popular alternative to traditional orthodontic braces. They are highly discreet and therefore serve as a popular choice of dental treatment for adults who would like to straighten their teeth. It is easier as a young teenager to have traditional metal braces; however, we understand that as an adult, it can be slightly uncomfortable. Because of this, there has been much research and development into invisible braces Clapham and luckily there are many treatment options available now.

Healthy teeth and gums are necessary for invisible braces

We will first need to thoroughly examine your teeth and gums here at Clapham South Dental Centre so that our dentist can make sure your teeth are clean and strong and that your gums are healthy. This is important because if you have dental problems, then this may be exacerbated by moving your teeth. Our dentist may also recommend a professional clean to remove any plaque or tartar that may not be removable with brushing alone. Once our dentist is certain that you are ready to have invisible braces Clapham, you will undergo x-rays and three-dimensional scans. These scans can show you what successful treatment can do to correct your smile and help put together an individually tailored treatment plan for you. The scan results will also be used to manufacture invisible braces Clapham, so this is an important part of the process.

You may wish to speak to our dentist about getting fixed braces for extensive misalignment issues or find out about invisible aligners if you have moderate issues with the appearance of your teeth. There are many different treatment options here at Clapham South Dental Centre, including some of our most popular treatments, such as Invisalign and 6-month smiles, both very different but highly effective at straightening teeth.

Here at Clapham South Dental Centre, we can provide interest-free loans and custom payment plans so that beautiful smiles and good oral hygiene are accessible and convenient for everyone. Speak to us at Clapham South Dental Centre today and find out more about invisible braces, the other options available for you and how they can benefit you for the rest of your life.

A guide to orthodontics; from clear braces to aligners

Do you want to have your teeth straightened as an adult but think that this will mean wearing a fitted, orthodontic brace?clear-braces-clapham

In the last 20 years, orthodontic care has come on leaps and bounds and now, it is easier than ever before for you to straighten your teeth discreetly and effectively. And at Clapham South Dental, we can help.

At Clapham South Dental, our team can offer our patients a myriad of different braces and aligners, including Invisalign and even clear braces Clapham, with each one chosen to get you the straighter smile you want in the shortest time frame. Great!

Here, our team at Clapham South Dental runs through the most commonly used types of orthodontic tools in our clinic, everything from standard to clear braces Clapham. So read on to learn more about this ever-expanding (and life-changing) area of dentistry!

Fitted braces

OK, so most people will know at least one person in their life who has worn fitted braces.

They are metal braces that are affixed to the front of your teeth and require tightening and adjusting to move the teeth.

And while they remain common in the treatment of misalignments for children and teenagers, thanks to advances in orthodontics, they are becoming rarer among adults. That is unless there is a more complex case of misalignment that requires the rotation of a tooth and/or the movement of molars. In cases of adult dental care, you may need to wear an orthodontic brace for 36 months, but this may vary depending on the complexity of your misalignments.

Clear appliances

Next, we come to clear braces Clapham, which are often confused with aligners.

However, when it comes to braces, clear ones are usually fitted but instead of the brackets that affix them to the teeth being made from metal, they may be clear or enamel coloured to keep appearances discrete. These braces also usually contain a thinner archwire, which once again, keeps them visually minimalistic.

As these braces are used across the spectrum of dental misalignments, you may need to wear them for between 6-36 months.

Lingual braces

Here we come to the most hidden of all of the fitted braces, the lingual brace.

Placed on the back of the teeth, this brace is practically invisible but allows us to manage more complex dental issues, without the discretion problems that often accompany fitted braces.

But, based on their position, they can be a bit fiddly and so, lingual braces take longer to fit and can be more difficult to clean. But don’t worry; our team will show you how to care for your lingual braces, which will help to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Aligners

And finally, we come to aligners!

You may have heard of these due to the infamy of brands like Invisalign. Removable, visually discrete and easy to clean, aligners are seen by many as the most discrete orthodontic tool and can be used to treat everything from overbites to spacing problems.

However, for an aligner to work, you need to wear it for at least 22 hours per day.

Looking for an Invisalign provider? Top tips

Looking to have your teeth straightened using invisible aligners?invisalign-clapham

At Clapham South Dental, we can offer you Invisalign Clapham, and will always aim to make your experience with us as comfortable and straightforward as possible.

Here, we offer a quick guide on how to choose a suitable provider of Invisalign Clapham. So, read on and enjoy!

Certification

Not just any dentist can use Invisalign Clapham and so when you are looking for a dental team to provide it for you, you should in the first instance ask about their certification and training with this aligner.

All of our practitioners who offer this aligner have attended all of the required and additional training, so when you come to us, you can rest assured that you are getting the best!

Experience

Certification is one thing, but experience is another!

When shopping around for a dentist to provide your invisible aligner, ask them about when they received their certification and always ask to see their certificate and portfolio.

That way, you will be able to get a sense of how experienced they are at using the aligners.

Reviews

It’s happened to the best of us; we have a job completed by a professional, only to find that it doesn’t live up to our expectations. And then we go online to look at reviews and find that we should have read those first!

When you are looking for an orthodontic dentist, always read the reviews of their practice! That way, you will be able to gauge what kind of environment you will be walking into when you work with them, and you will be able to determine if they are suitable for you.

At Clapham South, we regularly receive 5-star reviews from our patients and, should we dip below their level of expectation, will always work to rectify it as patient care is our number one priority.

Portfolio

Technically, the use of an invisible aligner falls under the umbrella of cosmetic work. And so, when you are shopping around for a dentist to undertake this procedure with, you should ask to see their portfolio of past work.

This establishes 2 things; the first is that they have used this brand of invisible aligner before and are comfortable enough with it to showcase their work. Secondly, it highlights professionalism on their part; logging photos and keeping a portfolio is essential for all kinds of cosmetic work, even dental, to help the dentist display their pride and expertise in this field.

All of our cosmetic dentists at Clapham South have either a physical or online portfolio of their work, which they will be more than happy to show you if asked.

Communication

OK, so this may sound obvious, but when you are in the dental chair, it is all too easy to forget that you can actually shop around for your dental practitioner.

There are lots of dental practices that can offer this treatment and so, it is important that you choose an orthodontist or dentist with who you feel comfortable working.

At Clapham South, our invisible aligner dentists will always aim to make you feel comfortable and will answer any questions that you have using jargon-free language. We will always be on hand if you need us at any stage of the treatment, as we know how confusing aligners and braces can be at times!

Health benefits of dental implants

Are you fed up with your dentures and want a more permanent solution?dental-implants-clapham

Our dentists at Clapham South Dental have the answer to correcting missing teeth long term, with the use of our dental implants Clapham, which look and feel just like natural teeth.

Below, our team at Clapham South discusses the real-world health benefits of dental implants Clapham, to help you get a better idea of whether this treatment is right for you or not. Enjoy!

Improved oral health

Firstly, a mouth full of teeth is less likely to suffer from tooth decay or gum disease.

Why? Because gaps in the teeth can act as a magnet for plaque, which can lead to both of these issues and more. When you have dental implants Clapham fitted, you are blocking gaps and reducing difficult to reach spots, resulting in better overall oral health.

Varied diet

When you have missing teeth, or if you are wearing dentures, there is a chance that your diet may not be as varied as it once was.

And as we all know, a varied diet is important for physical and mental wellbeing. When it comes to oral implants, these affixed prosthetics will enable you to eat whichever foods you want without worrying about movement or discomfort, allowing for a better overall diet. Great!

Settled stomach

While it is easy to focus on cosmetics, your teeth and jaws are actually the first stages in the digestive system.

And so, if you have any teeth missing, that means that it is going to be harder for you to bite into and chew food correctly. As a result, larger pieces of food will hit the stomach and can cause issues such as acid reflux, indigestion, even gastrointestinal reflux disease or GERD.

By fitting implants, you are ensuring that your teeth will always be strong and stable enough to bite into and chew food, allowing for a more settled stomach.

Better sleep

If you have suffered the loss of multiple teeth, specifically molars, then it is likely your sleep may be affected.

Why? Because when you sleep, the muscles in your face relax and, if you have gaps or incorrect misalignment, then your upper and lower jaw are more likely to be grinding against each other. And that, in turn, may lead to an increase in waking up during the night, headaches, jaw pain and even migraines in the morning. Not great!

By having implants fitted, you will allow your teeth to slot together properly, even when you sleep, reducing waking spells, migraines and reducing the likelihood of developing temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ.

Confidence

And finally, you can’t put a price on confidence!

As you know, when you have gaps in your smile, or if you feel uncertain about the strength of the denture glue you are using, this can greatly impact the time you spend smiling.

And as studies have found, smiling not only improves your mood but also impacts your confidence and even your creativity, due to the link between smiling and brain chemicals such as dopamine and serotonin.

By having dental implants fitted, you will close gaps in your smile, will have no worries about denture movement and will, overall, feel better in yourself. What’s not to like about that?

A guide to invisible braces; the Damon System

In the world of adult and teenage orthodontics, there is now more than one way to straighten teeth.invisible-braces-clapham

And while you may have heard of invisible aligner systems, you may be unaware that there are now many ways that you can straighten your teeth with a fitted brace without needing to rely on the standard orthodontic appliance. This will be of particular use if you have a more complex case of misalignment or you need to have any of your molars moved.

At Clapham South Centre, we call these kinds of braces invisible braces Clapham and will be more than happy to talk to you about your suitability for them in one of our orthodontic consultations. One of our most popular systems is the Damon System, which we have used to help many of our patients obtain a straighter smile.

Here, we offer a brief guide to these invisible braces Clapham to help you decide if they may be right for you.

What are Damon system braces?

As the name suggests, this brace is one of the few cosmetic based braces that is fixed.

As invisible braces Clapham, the brackets that are attached to the teeth may be clear or porcelain coloured. And much like regular braces, this tool requires tightening and adjusting for it to straighten your teeth.

But unlike regular braces which utilise force and friction to move teeth, Damon system braces use a self-ligating system, that removes the need for many of the accessories that accompany standard braces such as elastic or metal ties.

Treatment timeline

When many adults hear the phrase ‘fitted brace,’ they immediately think that they will be wearing the appliance for years to come; hence, why they are not a popular option!

But with the Damon System, the treatment time is also reduced and the average patient who uses this brace will wear it for around 20 months.

However, to correctly gauge how long your treatment timeline will take, you will need to have a consultation and discussion with our team at Clapham South Dental.

Daily care

As is the way with all fitted braces, you will need to adhere to a strict hygiene regimen to ensure that your teeth and gums do not suffer due to excess plaque and bacteria.

That means that our team may advise you to brush your braces after every meal, use interdental brushes and use a strong mouthwash to eliminate acids and bacteria that may be lingering. We may also show you how to begin flossing regularly to get rid of bacteria from those hidden areas.

And of course, you will need to see our team regularly for check-ups and we will typically offer hygienist appointments too just to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Costs

OK, on to the part that everyone is interested in; the costs of the Damon System.

Unfortunately, the costs are varied and will depend on a myriad of factors, such as the length of time you will wear them for and how many times you will need to see our team to have them assessed, tightened or adjusted.

For a more accurate assessment of how much wearing the Damon System is likely to cost, talk to our team.