Dental implants vs dentures: is one better than the other?
Thanks to modern technology and advances in dentistry there are now many ways teeth can be replaced, so how do you know which option is the best and most appropriate for you?
The first thing people think of in terms of teeth replacements is the traditional denture. Dentures have, however, a tendency to become wobbly and uncomfortable, and may even become so loose they fall out! If the thought of this is putting you off, Dentessential has the ideal solution for you.
Are dentures really the best way to replace teeth these days?
At Dentessential, we embrace modern technology, and the most modern way of replacing teeth today is through dental implants. The advantage of replacing a tooth with an implant rather than a denture is that an implant replaces the whole tooth including the root. Dental implants provide the most realistic solution, as they don’t move around in the mouth making them both feel and look natural. You also look after them as you do your own natural teeth. Dentures have to be taken out and then soaked in anti-bacterial wash to be kept clean whereas dental implants are simply brushed and flossed in your regular daily oral health routine.
Where dentures can affect speech, chewing and eating negatively because they are not attached, a dental implant is securely fastened leaving you to eat and speak as normal. Another side effect from dentures not being properly attached is the significant mouth irritation that has been linked to the prosthetic rubbing against your natural tissue. This can cause ulcerous sores which are very uncomfortable and need medical treatment.
What’s so good about dental implants?
All these very common problems with traditional dentures may be solved by the use of a dental implant. Whether you need to replace one single tooth, several missing teeth or a full arch, we have a solution for you. The uncomfortable and sometimes awkward effects of living with dentures can be completely eliminated with dental implants.
Dental implants come with a large number of benefits. Some of the major benefits are that dental implants:
- improve your dental hygiene significantly
- provide the support and stimulation your jawbone needs
- are a permanent and comfortable solution for missing teeth
- restore proper chewing, allowing for better diet and digestion
- are virtually identical to your real teeth in function and look
If you want a long-term treatment that will restore the function and aesthetics of your smile, dental implants are often the best treatment to achieve these goals.
Want to find out more about how dental implants work?
If you have suffered from tooth loss, damaged teeth, or simply would like to find out more information on how dental implants can improve the form and function of your smile, we have put together a comprehensive dental implant guide with everything you need to know.