Dentures Vs Full Mouth Implants
As a dentist in Clacton we often see patients with one or more teeth missing. When you’re missing a tooth it doesn’t just affect your personal appearance but has other consequences too. You may feel uncomfortable when you’re eating or speaking, and you may feel self conscious about smiling or laughing in front of others. Gaps in your smile where teeth are missing aren’t just embarrassing but can prevent you from enjoying a healthy diet.
If you’re missing all of your teeth then the situation gets far worse than a toothless jaw. Your facial features start to collapse as the jawbone shrinks in size and thins, and the loss of bone can lead to vital structures such as nerves becoming exposed.
Thankfully these issues can be rectified with dentures and dental implants in Clacton. Both methods of restoration will replace your missing teeth and help you eat, smile, and speak with confidence. However these two options do vary greatly in comfort and reliability.
Problems with dentures
While dentures are an effective way of replacing missing teeth they do need to be removed and cleaned to avoid infections and diseases. There’s also a risk of them slipping or falling out, cracking and breaking. They can also be uncomfortable and may affect your speech and ability to chew food properly.
Implants are more like the real deal
Dental implants in Clacton can solve these issues because they look and function just like real teeth. Because they’re embedded into the jawbone they take on the role of a tooth root, stimulating the jaw bone to prevent bone loss and shrinkage, whereas conventional dentures actually accelerate the process of bone loss. As few as 4-6 implants are used to secure a set of dentures which can be cemented permanently into place or snapped on and off for easy cleaning. Conventional dentures tend to look false because they sit on top of the gums whereas implant retained dentures are anchored securely into the gum and are able to withstand more bite force, enabling the wearer to eat just what they like, when they like.
If you want a tooth replacement solution that feels almost like you’ve been fortunate enough to get a third set of teeth, then dental implants are by far the best option. You won’t ever have to worry about your teeth slipping or falling out or being embarrassed in front of people.
If you’d like to learn more about dental implants in Clacton and what they can do for you, then why not book a consultation with Clacton Dental Care by calling 01255 221001 or make an appointment online. We’re a private and NHS dentist in Clacton providing modern dental treatments for all the family.