Tooth loss is a condition that increases in prevalence with age. It can affect a range of functions that we take for granted, such as speaking, chewing or biting. Moreover, tooth loss has also been associated with causing mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, rumination over the lost tooth and a decreased self-esteem. Dental implants are an excellent way of replacing lost teeth due to a number of different reasons. Dental implants are small metal appliances, which are made out of a metal called titanium. This metal is one of the only metals that are not rejected by the immune system when implanted. The small, screw-like metal appliances integrate into the jawbone. This process is called osseointegration and it is essential for the dental implant to work properly. Through the integration into the bone and the surrounding tissues, dental implants work just like the roots of normal teeth. This allows dental implants to last for a very long time, often a lifetime, whilst also providing a solid point of attachment for the artificial teeth. If you would like a dentist in Soho to provide you with dental implants, do not hesitate to book an appointment with us today!
Veneers were invented in the early 20th century by a Californian dentist called Charles Pincus who aimed at temporarily improving the aesthetic appearance of actors before film shoots. At this time the acrylic veneers he used, that he attached with denture adhesives, provided only a very temporary solution. However, later developments, especially the invention of etching have made veneers a lasting solution for a wide range of dental conditions. Dental veneers are most often used to restore teeth that have been eroded over time. Natural processes, such as eating and ageing can result in the erosion of our teeth. However, pathological conditions, such as bruxism can also cause tooth erosion. In these cases veneers or crowns are excellent solutions to restore the aesthetic appearance and the functionality of the damaged teeth. If you would like a dentist in Soho to help you restore your smile, we at PS Dental Care can provide a range of cosmetic enhancements which will leave you beaming.
Tooth discolouration is most often not a cause for concern, other than the aesthetic issues associated with it. There are a range of factors to which we are exposed to on a daily basis that are capable of causing tooth discolouration. These include certain types of foods and beverages, smoking, alcohol consumption, bacterial plaque, certain antibiotics and even some antibacterial mouthwashes! These are tooth discolouration sources coming from outside of the body, therefore they are named extrinsic stains. Intrinsic stains on the other hand are stains that are a result of endogenous processes, such as ageing, which lead to the degradation of the enamel and thus the progressively increasing exposure of the underlying yellowish dentine. There are various teeth whitening treatments available, some of which involve only an hour long visit to the clinic, while others are performed largely at home with the aid of custom-made bleaching trays. If you would like a dentist in Soho to help you whiten your teeth, then get in touch with us for more details on how to refresh your smile.