Losing teeth can be very upsetting and raise many concerns such as difficulty in eating, social effects, impact on confidence. The good news is that in todays modern world and with the fantastic advances in dentistry, you have many options available.
Dental implants, bridges and dentures are the most common options available. In the past, dentures were the main solution to replace missing teeth, however nowadays most people don’t want dentures for comfort, convenience and social reasons.
Dental implants are a fixed solutions, using a titanium post that fits into the jawbone, replacing the root of a missing tooth. The implant joins strongly with the jawbone creating an anchor which is used to hold a replacement tooth. They can be used to replace single or multiple teeth, supporting crowns, bridges, and even dentures. They are the closest option we have to replacing your own teeth.
Dentures, on the other hand, are a removable replacement for missing teeth. They are made from acrylic and sometimes metal. A denture fits over the gum and sometimes uses teeth (if present) to help hold it in place.
Implants are regarded as gold standard for replacing missing teeth due to the way they replicate natural tooth roots which helps preserve the jawbone and gum tissue. While dentures can be tricky to wear, restrict your food choices and need to be replaced more frequently.
Dentures may seem to be cheaper initially, but implants can be the ideal long-term solution to replace missing teeth.
Before making the final decision, whether to have an implant or denture, take into consideration the pros and cons of it and which one will benefit you for long-term. We can help advise you on the options most suitable for you.
Give us a call on 0208 88884401 or email us if you have any questions or if you would like to be sent a dental implant guide for more information.