Dentures vs. teeth implants: the health reasons to consider dental implants
When you lose a tooth, be it one or several, there is no denying that it can have a significant impact on your quality of life. Gaps in your teeth can affect your ability to laugh and eat confidently in front of others. As well as this it can damage your facial structure and leave you with a sunken, aged appearance.
Modern technology has ensured that there are two major solutions to such tooth loss: dentures and dental implants. Here at James Main Dental Practice, we have many years experience in fitting dental implants. We believe they are the best route to take, providing a number of benefits for your oral health.
What are dentures?
Dentures are removable false teeth, typically made of acrylic or metal. They can replace either one/a couple of teeth (partial dentures) or a whole row (full dentures), and are fitted in your mouth via metal clasps. As a result, they need to be removed and cleaned on a day-to-day basis.
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is a titanium screw that is connected to your jawbone and works to replace the root of a tooth when it’s failed. Once screwed in place, a dental crown that matches your remaining teeth in shape and colour is fixed on top. This makes dental implants just as secure, if not more so, than a normal tooth. Similarly to dentures, you can have any number of teeth replaced with implants – from one tooth to a full set. However, implants fuse to your bone and over time become an integral part of your mouth. With good oral care, they last as long as your natural teeth.
Why choose dental implants over dentures? The health benefits: