Dentures vs. Dental Implants

If you have missing teeth, there are various options available to you, the best including dental implants and dentures. But which one is best and what are the pros and cons of each treatment?

Dental implants

Dental implants are a relatively new concept in the world of tooth replacement and they have a very big impact in a small space of time. A long term solution for missing teeth, dental implants offer a versatile option for patients with any number of missing teeth. Implants are made from titanium and are used to replace the root of the missing tooth. They are placed inside openings in the jaw bone and attached to crowns, dentures or dental bridges. When you have an implant and the restoration has been attached, the tooth looks completely natural and it will function in exactly the same way.

Dentures

Dentures are a very popular solution for patients with a large number of missing teeth. These custom-made sets of false teeth are designed to restore the aesthetic of the smile and enable you to eat and speak with ease. Modern dentures are very convincing and they also offer a much higher level of comfort and functionality than dentures of old.  We offer partial and complete dentures at Clifton Dental Studio.

Which treatment is best for me?

Dental implants provide a long-term solution, amazing aesthetics and the best level of functionality and they are easy to look after. However, they are expensive and treatment does take a while, as the implants have to integrate into the bone tissue. Dentures are a more affordable option, but they don’t last as long, they require maintenance and they don’t offer the same aesthetic standards as implants, although they do look very natural.

Your dentist can help you to make a decision and will go through the pros and cons of each option with you.