Missing teeth can cause numerous problems for patients, so considering treatment for replacing the tooth is strongly recommended. Check out our solutions for missing teeth for Londoners.
According to World Dental website, dental implants are the better solution in the majority of cases. People often think that dentures are a cheaper option, and they may be right in terms of the money paid for having one fitted.
The fight between dentures and dental implants
But in the long run this may not be the case, as dentures are not very durable and need to be replaced every ten years on average.
By contrast, dental implants present patients with higher up-front costs, but if the treatment is carried out by a reliable professional, implants can last a lifetime, the website explains. Discover costs.
A common misconception about dental implants is that they can only be used to replace a set of teeth or at least two missing ones, when in fact, there are also single tooth implants. Click here.
Effective implants that work
Dentists warn that not everybody can have an implant fitted, though. In order to have a reliable and durable replacement tooth, a patient needs to have satisfactory jaw bone density that will ensure the implant will be fixed steadily and will fuse properly with the bones. Find out more.
Another key requirement for having a dental implant is having healthy gums, as gum disease may interfere with the successful outcome of the treatment.
Patients are advised to discuss options with their dentist, so that the most suitable treatment is selected. See: Treatment Options.