Tooth loss is a condition that is only non-pathological in children between the ages of approximately 6 and 13 years, as when they lose their milk teeth they are incrementally replaced by the erupting permanent teeth. When these permanent teeth are lost in adulthood, it is always a serious condition that has to be treated as soon as possible. Tooth loss is not only an uncomfortable condition affecting necessary functions, such as eating or speech. Tooth loss can also have a significant negative impact on the mental health of its sufferers, by promoting depression and anxiety. Luckily today tooth loss can be treated very easily. Dental implants are one of the most popular, efficient and long-lasting solutions for the replacement of missing teeth. Dental implants are inserted into the jawbone through a surgical procedure, where they integrate into the tissue, enabling them to serve as a rock-solid point of attachment and artificial root for the replacement teeth attached to them. If you would like a dentist in Molesey to provide you with advice and dental implants, book an appointment with our dental practice.
The teeth are exposed to a highly diverse array of chemicals during our normal activities, such as eating, or drinking. Some of these activities are capable of staining teeth, and giving them a yellowish tone, making them lose their youthful white colour. The most notorious beverages that are known to be able to cause stains are black tea, coffee and wine. The common property of these beverages is that they contain large amounts of tannin, which is one of the main compounds responsible for staining teeth. Other factors that are capable of causing stains include smoking or consuming tobacco in any other form, and even certain medications, primarily some antibiotics have been reported to cause stains. As we advance in age, the enamel covering the teeth becomes thinner and thinner. This can result in the increased exposure of the underlying dentine, which has a yellowish colour. Luckily teeth whitening treatments can help tooth stains, and there are different types of them available, to suit the personal circumstances of all patients. If you would like to find a dentist in Molesey who can whiten your teeth, then see our website for our contact details!
Orthodontic dentistry is concerned with conditions which result in the misalignment of a tooth, multiple teeth or even the jaw itself. There is a wide range of treatment types available for orthodontic problems. The biggest benefit of Invisalign and other invisible aligners is that they are hardly noticeable and also more comfortable to wear than braces with brackets. However, certain dental conditions and patients with atypical tooth shapes or sizes are unfortunately not treatable with invisible aligners. Braces with brackets on the other hand are universally applicable for most orthodontic conditions and there are no restrictions based on tooth shapes or sizes. If you would like a dentist in Molesey to help you decide on whether any orthodontic treatment might be suitable for you, we would be happy to arrange a consultation.