Fixtures in the community
Here at SW9 Dental, we are proud to serve the citizens of Stockwell of all ages with their dental needs, and pride ourselves on putting their individual needs and requirements at the forefront of every service we offer. Rather than simply adopting the one-size-fits-all approach to dentistry, which is favoured by all too many practices up and down the country, here at SW9, we listen to each of our patients and view them as individual cases. By connecting with our clientele on a personal level, we’ve established ourselves as a fixture in the local community, and hope to continue our service for many years to come. For those of you who are seeking a quality and reliable dentist to provide you with dental implants in Stockwell, you can rest assured that you need look no further than our friendly, approachable and highly revered dentists here at SW9.
Treatment through the ages
Implants, in some fashion or other, have existed for centuries. Some of the earliest records of rudimentary false teeth or implants come from China around 2000 BC, when bamboo rods were used to replace teeth which had been lost. Other notable ancient attempts to address the issue of replacing missing teeth came from the ancient Egyptians, who crudely bashed sea-shells into their mouths within the spaces where teeth had been lost. Whilst this may sound grisly by modern standards, it is interesting to note that the desire to have a full and healthy smile is by no means a contemporary one. As time went on, treatments and methodologies used to address the issues of missing teeth advanced greatly, however it wasn’t until 1965 when Titanium was first used as a means of creating an implant which could fuse within human bone tissue. This resulted in a replacement, replica tooth being inserted into the gap in a patient’s mouth, which proved far sturdier than dentures or dental bridges.
Why seek treatment
At SW9, we understand the inherent social pressures and stresses that can arise from having large gaps within your teeth, and having to seek dental implants in Stockwell. Whether lost teeth have come about through accident, or neglect, we empathise with those who have to suffer each day with having large or unsightly gaps within their mouths. This can result in those who are missing teeth having a deteriorated sense of self confidence or esteem, which can often lead to increased social anxiety and pressure. Additionally to this, those who are suffering from missing teeth often appear far older than they are. This is due to the fact that teeth are essential to the entire structure of your face, and when lost, the face readjusts, which often results in a person appearing older than they are. However, thanks to the advancements in recent years, within the fields of cosmetics and reconstructive treatments, patients who seek dental implants in Stockwell from us here, at SW9 Dental, can now enjoy a fully restored smile which is virtually as good-as-new, and undetectable. Thus, by seeking treatment of this nature, patients cannot only restore their smile, but also their outward appearance.