Dental implants have revolutionised the way dentists approach the problem of missing teeth. At present, many people see implants as the perfect solution to replacing a single missing tooth, but not many realise that dental implants could be used to replace multiple missing teeth as well. Find out more.
In the past, multiple teeth were typically replaced by either partial or complete dentures, depending on the patient’s needs. Check out our dentures in our Hertfordshire clinic.
Dentures vs implants – what’s your pick?
Although dentures serve to conceal gaps in someone’s smile, they are often a less than perfect fit. Dentures are secured to teeth with a metal framework that is often visible. Find out about bone graft.
If there are not enough existing, original teeth, this can sometimes lead to the dentures not being fitted securely enough. This can lead to movement whilst speaking or eating.
Dental implants help eliminate these issues. They are permanent, do not move if fitted properly and can act as a fully-functional replacement for one or more missing teeth. Implants look more natural than dentures and save a lot of the embarrassment that dentures can cause. See: Advantages.
What’s the most affordable procedure?
Dentures usually need to be changed or adjusted over time because they become loose. By contrast, implants are secured to the jaw bone and are very stable. With good oral hygiene implants can be an almost permanent solution. Read about the length of the process.
In the long run, the costs for maintaining dentures can be equal to those for having dental implants. Most dentists would agree that the latter option is a better choice in terms of practicality and aesthetics. Click here for the cost of implant dentistry.