Would I Be Better Suited to Dentures Or Dental Implants?
One of the questions we often get asked as a dentist in Southend is whether a person should choose dentures or dental implants. If most of your teeth are decayed, damaged, or worn down then you may be wondering about the options for replacing them. In the past the only option would have been to extract them and replace them with removable dentures. However although dentures do in indeed replace missing teeth, they do present their own set of problems over time.
- If the fit is poor they can make your gums sore and you’ll need to use loads of dental adhesive to keep your dentures in place
- Dentures do not put a halt to bone loss which occurs when teeth are extracted
- Dentures limit the types of food you can comfortably eat
- Loose dentures can slip when you’re speaking or eating
- Dentures need to be replaced on average every 5 years
- Taking partial dentures in and out of your mouth can cause wear to neighbouring teeth
- Even the most skilfully dentures will never feel completely natural
Thanks to advances in modern dentistry there is now an alternative. We specialise in teeth replacement including full arch replacement. If you’re considering dentures as a form of tooth replacement then can we suggest that you first look at the advantages of dental implants.
Why dental implants in Southend are a better option than dentures
When it comes to restoring your smile, dental implants are a far superior choice than dentures. Implants act as substitute tooth roots which can be surgically placed into the jawbone so that the site of the missing tooth continues to receive stimulation by acting in the same way as a natural tooth root. Implants don’t impact on surrounding teeth and because they are anchored firmly into your jaw, you can eat whatever type of food you like without fear of your teeth slipping and moving. They are a permanent feature which if cared for properly have the ability to last for your lifetime plus they look so natural that even a dental professional would struggle to tell the difference.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, finding it difficult to chew food, or having problems with dental bridges, then dental implants in Southend could be a solution for you. Book an implant consultation with Southend Dental Care to find out just how dental implants could help you. Call us today on 01702 465000 or book online at www.southenddentalcare.co.uk. We’re a private and NHS dentist in Southend dedicated to providing a comprehensive dental service to entire families.