SW Smiles - The Friendly Dentist
SW Smiles Dental Care
 

Root canal treatment, dental crowns, dental bridge and dental implants

Root Canal Treatment

Teeth Straightening

Dental Crowns & Dental Bridges

If you have a weak or broken tooth, a dental crown (also known as a `cap’) may be needed. It fits over the remaining part of the tooth, restoring the tooth to its former strength and natural shape. Dental crowns can be made of porcelain, and these look every bit as natural as the tooth it replaces. It leaves no black lines at the gum margin, as seen with traditional crowns.

Crowns Before
Crowns After
Old Dental Crowns with Dark Margins
New Dental Crowns

If you have a/several teeth missing, there are several options for space replacement. The options are a fixed dental bridge; a removable partial denture, or a dental implant. All three will restore function and appearance.

Bridge Before
Bridge After
Missing Lower Teeth
Replaced with a Dental Bridge

A dental bridge uses one or both of the teeth on either side of the gap to replace the missing teeth. This is an ideal option when adjacent teeth have large restorations.

There are a wide variety of materials available for all dental crown and dental bridge work.

At the Battersea Dentist, all your options are discussed at the treatment-plan stage.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are titanium anchors (usually screw or cylinder shaped), which are placed into your jawbone. Dental implants are essentially a substitute for the tooth's natural root. The dental implant is left in-situ for several weeks to allow integration between the implant and the adjacent bone (known as osseo-integration).

Once the process is complete, the dental implants are restored with a dental crown or dental bridge on top. In cases where all or most of the teeth are missing in the upper/lower arch, several dental implants can be placed, and an implant-supported denture can be made.

Implants Before
Implants After
Missing Lower Teeth Implant Screws in Place
Bridge work Supported by the Implant

There are several advantages of choosing implants over the other options:

  1. They look, feel and function like natural teeth.
  2. The adjacent teeth are not prepared/traumatised in any way when implants are placed.
  3. Implants are easier to clean (they are cleaned like natural teeth) hence it is easier to maintain a good standard of oral hygiene.
  4. Implants preserve bone, so the facial structures are prevented from collapsing and deteriorating- thereby preventing an `ageing’ appearance

Ultimately, implants feel so natural once placed, that any loss of self-esteem or self-confidence resulting from tooth loss, is completely restored.

All our implants are placed by our specialist Mr Harpal Chana, a leader in his field. He has a wealth of experience and expertise in implant placement and has been placing them for over 15 years.

Dentures

If you no longer have many or all of your teeth, you can benefit from having dentures. They provide support for your cheeks and lips. Without dentures to replace your teeth, facial muscles can sag and make you look older.

Dentures can be supported by your own tissues or can be made on implant screws. The advantage of implant-supported dentures, is they don't move. And they can't come out easily. The implants also help further in maintaining facial structure.

Jaw Joint Problems/Pain

Pain from the jaw joint (TMJ) or headaches can often be due to an incorrect bite or grinding (especially during sleep). We can help to balance your bite and relieve any pain you maybe experiencing, through splint therapy.

Nervous Patients

We understand that for some people attending a dental appointment can cause much anxiety. At SW Smiles we try our hardest to listen to your concerns and build your confidence, to enable a stress-free dental visit. Dr Anjali S-Rajah has a special interest in dealing with nervous patients, she studied psychology as an extra module during her dental studies.

Orthodontics

At SW Smiles we straighten adults and children’s teeth using either conventional braces (train tracks) or invisible (Invisalign) braces. See our teeth straightening page for more information.

 
The Battersea Dentist: 53-55 Queenstown Road, London SW8 3RG (MAP) T:020 7622 3973.   E: enquiries@swsmiles.co.uk
 
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