Best dental prosthesis in London
Orthopaedic dentistry is a reliable and effective treatment that helps to restore missing teeth and to improve the condition of the existing teeth.
As the mouth is the portal into the gastrointestinal tract, a loss of teeth can result in the food not being completely chewed, and as such, it is poorly digested in the stomach and intestines. All of this can be a serious cause of digestive disorders.
The loss of molars over time lessens occlusion, which is a term in dentistry that describes the relation between the upper and lower teeth when the jaw is closed and how their surfaces come in contact. This may adversely affect the jaw joint, leading to pain and crackling in the joint itself. Any strain on the joint may also cause wrinkles on the skin, and the face can become hollow-cheeked. The loss of any front teeth, can lead to psychological problems, where some people may feel uncomfortable being able to smile or talk.
To avoid maxillofacial deformities, restorative treatment is necessary as failure to replace the lost tooth can lead to the adjacent teeth starting to tilt, and the teeth on the opposite jaw moving towards the empty space. The sooner that reconstructive treatment of the teeth is started, the better.
One form of treatment is the creation of a crown which is a tooth shaped cap that fits over the entire surface of an affected tooth. The process of making a crown involves trimming the appropriate tooth down to the desired shape. Impressions of the tooth are then taken to construct the crown. Once the crown has been fitted over the prepared tooth, it makes it strong again and gives it the shape of a complete natural tooth. The crown will also be coloured to match, giving the restoration a more natural appearance so it fits in with the rest of your teeth. If you have had root canal treatment you will need a crown to protect or cap the restored tooth, allowing you to eat and bite down on it as if it was a real tooth. Crowns are also used to anchor a bridge or denture firmly in place in the mouth.
Bridgework is used to replace lost teeth or to restore pre-existing gaps, when there is more than one crown unit joined together. Bridges are fitted over existing teeth to replace toothless spaces.
Dentures or false teeth are constructed to replace missing teeth and are supported by gum tissue. They are custom made to fit your mouth, so they take on the appearance of your natural teeth. Traditionally, they have been removable, but modern techniques can now provide dentures that are secured in place with dental implants, giving greater stability. They also cover less tissue, allowing for an improved ability to taste compared to older style dentures.