Many factors can influence tooth loss, also called partial or complete edentulism. They include:
- Avoidance of professional dental care
- Lack of an adequate at-home dental routine, such as brushing and flossing daily
- Past or present tobacco use
- Periodontal (gum) diseases
- Certain health conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, or high blood pressure
- Accidents and injuries
Men and those over the age of 35 are also at higher risk for tooth loss. Loss of teeth can cause patients to feel uncomfortable with their smiles and can have greater consequences because of the increased difficulty in speaking or chewing.
Our advanced team of doctors and dental professionals at Gentle Dental Putney understands the importance of a healthy, straight, and natural-looking smile. Patients in Putney Hill, London, and nearby communities of Rockhampton, Southfields, Richmond, Twickenham, Wandsworth, Wimbledon, Fulham, and Barnes, have several options for restoring their smiles, including dental implants, bridges, and dentures.
Dentures, traditionally referred to as false teeth, are available in partial or full restorations and are an affordable option for patients who are missing a few or all of their teeth. Composed of quality acrylic, many dentures are removable for optimal hygiene and are natural-looking, durable prosthetic teeth and gums. Resting on the gums, they are held in place with suction or adhesives.
Fixed dentures are also available at Gentle Dental Putney. Secured with a dental implant and topped with a crown, fixed dentures provide added stability and longevity. Dental implants replace the root of a missing tooth with a titanium post that is surgically placed into the jaw. The jawbone fuses securely to the post, strengthening the surrounding bone, and anchoring dentures or bridges.
Our clinically advanced doctors and friendly team offer complimentary and comprehensive consultations to determine and customize the most appropriate treatment plan for each patient based upon his or her lifestyle, budget, and goals.
We offer a complete menu of general, family, pediatric, preventive, cosmetic, restorative, emergency, and domiciliary dentistry to meet the needs of all ages of patients. Appointments and consultations may be requested online or by calling 0208 780 2226. The office of Gentle Dental Putney is at 30A Putney Hill, Putney, London SW15 6AF.
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