NHS Dentistry – A Solid Foundation for Your Oral Health

Confidental Clinic in Clapham are now accepting NHS dental patients.

Whilst the range of cosmetic dental procedures that we have available at the Confidental Clinic in Clapham are excellent to ensure that your teeth both look and feel great; basic oral health care still provides the the solid foundation for long lasting oral health.

For many people, this means the use of NHS dentistry, and we are now pleased to welcome new NHS dental patients at our Clapham practice.

Examinations

One of the most basic provisions under NHS dental care is that of regular dental examinations. These twice yearly visits are the cornerstone off your oral health and enable any potential problems to be dealt with at an early stage.

Tooth decay is one of the most common problems and, when detected, this may be rectified by filling the tooth. Under NHS dental care, this is typically done using amalgam fillings although white tooth coloured fillings are available privately if preferred.

Also available through NHS dental care at our Clapham practice, is basic bridge and crown work.

A dental bridge especially, is useful for replacing a missing tooth, and offers a good degree of strength. For superior strength and longevity though, some patients may wish to consider having dental implants which are available privately. The cost of these, as with some of our other treatments, may be spread using our dental finance plan.

Crowns are commonly used when the tooth is too badly decayed or damaged for a filling to repair it efficiently.

Family dental care

NHS dentistry is suitable for the whole family and offers preventative care as well as restoration of damaged teeth.

Gum disease is one area where regular examinations are important. This is a major cause of tooth loss in the UK yet is relatively easily corrected if detected early on. In many cases, a simple improvement to your oral health regime will be sufficient to reverse it. In other instances, a comprehensive scale and polish by one of our dentists or hygienists may be necessary to remove hardened plaque around the teeth and gums.

Failure to deal with early stage gum disease though can lead to more serious complications such as periodontitis, where the bone structure surrounding the teeth deteriorates and may eventually lead to loss of teeth if not tackled.

If you are looking for an NHS dentist in Clapham, we are here to help you with your basic oral health care.

Simply call our friendly reception team on 020 7801 9060 to arrange an appointment. We will try to find a time convenient to you and look forward to meeting you and your family at our local Clapham dental practice.