Dental implants are a popular treatment for replacing lost teeth. As the implants are placed directly into your jawbone, they provide a long term solution to the gaps caused by missing teeth. Effectively, they do the work of a tooth’s root - supporting the crowns or dentures above them, and because they are discreet, they give you the confidence to smile again.
Implants are definitely the future of restorative dentistry and At Dentalia we are at the forefront of this technology, so let’s take a look at what we can offer and why you should choose dental implants.
If you are considering dental implants then it is very likely that you have either considered dentures, or are currently using them. Partial dentures are removable false teeth consisting of a plate with one or more teeth fitted to it, that clips onto your natural teeth. Both dentures and dental implants are a solution for replacing missing teeth, but which one is right for you?
Benefits of dentures:
Drawbacks of dentures:
Benefits of dental implants:
Drawbacks of dental implants:
Most patients find a combination of dentures and implants provide the best solution - i.e. dentures supported by implants so that there is no need to worry about removing dentures, storing them correctly, or having them fall out.
The good news is that most people who have a missing tooth or teeth may be suitable candidates for dental implants, however we always advise our patients to attend an initial consultation to discuss the options and suitability before making a decision. As dental implants involve oral surgery, there are a few instances where this type of treatment might not be suitable, for example:
Don’t worry if implants are not suitable for you, or you don’t want to undergo oral surgery, as dentures make a very good alternative. We have already discussed some of the benefits above and here at Dentalia, we have Clinical Dental Technicians (CDTs) and a lab onsite, ready to create bespoke dentures to fit your mouth comfortably.
If you want to find out more about your options for replacing a missing tooth, please do get in touch with us. You can call us on 01256 353033 or click here to contact us. We can arrange for a free consultation to talk you through procedures for implants and dentures and discuss the best treatment for you.