Patients nowadays are spoiled for choice when it comes to tooth replacement treatment, but which treatment is best for you?
Dentures have been used to replace missing teeth for many years and they have come a very long way since the earliest versions. Dentures have many benefits, especially for those with a large number of missing teeth and although they sometimes get a bad write-up, modern dentures are a really effective treatment for lost teeth. Dentures are custom-made for enhanced comfort and modern materials enable you to carry out a wide range of functions. Dentures restore the aesthetic of the smile, as well as giving you back the ability to speak clearly and eat the foods you love.
Dental implants are a much newer invention than dentures and they represent an innovative and exciting take on tooth replacement. The implant acts as a replacement for the root section of the missing tooth and it is placed into a socket in the jaw bone. As implants are made from titanium, which is biocompatible, they are able to integrate into the bone and this means that they provide amazing levels of stability for the new tooth. Once the implant has settled, it can then be attached to a crown, a denture or a dental bridge, to replace the visible section of the missing tooth.
Both dentures and dental implants have pros and cons. Dental implants are generally considered to be the best option, especially for younger people, as they are built to last a lifetime; however, they are expensive. Dentures are very effective, but they may present problems with care and maintenance, fit and potential irritation of the gums.
Your Harley Street Dental Studio dentist will be able to explore the different options with you, explain how the treatments work and make recommendations based on your personal needs, your treatment preferences and additional factors, such as the amount of money you want to spend.
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