If you suffer from missing teeth, then you’ve probably come across this question before. Do I invest in dentures or dental implants? At Cosmetic and Family Dentistry we offer both services and we are more than happy to lay down the basics and help you reach a decision you’re happy with.
Dentures are a trusted and effective method of replacing missing teeth. They are removable plastic or metal frameworks that carry false teeth, giving others the impression that you have a perfect smile. Dentures are removable and can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple missing teeth or a full arch of teeth.
Getting used to dentures may take time and can be uncomfortable to begin with. We sometimes schedule a check-up appointment a week or so later to make sure the fit is adequate and see if any adjustments are needed.
Dental Implants are durable, long-lasting and natural in their appearance. They are the most modern method of replacing missing teeth. The procedure involves fitting an implant which is usually made of titanium, into the bone of the jaw. This implant then holds a false tooth or teeth, in place.
If you go forward with dental implants, they are usually fitted under local anaesthesia so if you’re feeling nervous please let us know and we can help you throughout.
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Dentures are a great alternative if you’re uncomfortable with the idea of being put under anaesthetic, however they’re not ideal for everyone. If not secured properly they may slip out of place whilst eating or speaking which can be embarrassing.
With good oral hygiene dental implants can last for 20 years or more without the need of a replacement, however they are often a popular choice for people who only have one or two missing teeth.
For more information on either dentures or dental implants, feel free to browse through our website. You could also contact our clinic and our team will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.