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What To Look For When Choosing Dental Implants In 2019

October 6, 2019

Nowadays, there are many different dental treatments and procedures. If you have any sort of dental problem, you will usually find that there are a number of different treatments to choose from. This is certainly the case if you are suffering from a missing tooth or a number of missing teeth. Generally speaking, your choice will be to opt for dental implants or dentures. With that being said, in this blog post, we are going to take a look at both options in further detail.

Dentures

There is no need to go through your life with missing teeth. Not only can missing teeth knock your confidence but it can also have a negative impact on your health too. Missing teeth can cause bone deterioration, which is something a lot of people do not realise. This is why it is advisable to get treatment. Dentures are essentially false teeth. However, do not let this give you images of the false teeth your grandparents used to have! Dentures have improved considerably, yet they are not for everyone. If they are not secured properly, they could slip out of place when you are speaking or eating. Because of this, not everyone is comfortable with dentures. Plus, if they are not fitted properly, this could promote decay or infection. This is why the vast majority of dentists will recommend dental implants instead.

Dental Implants

If you are missing teeth yet your jaw and gums are healthy, dental implants are the natural tooth. For those who are unaware, dental implants are replacement teeth that will be surgically implanted into your jawbone. If you have good oral hygiene, you can expect your dental implants to last for around 20 years or more, with no need for a replacement. Dental implants have become especially popular with people that have just one or two teeth missing. However, they can also be just as helpful for those who have several teeth missing. So long as your jaw and gums are healthy, two or more implants can act as a base of support for a number of replacement teeth. If your jaw or gums are not healthy, your dentist may be able to recommend a procedure to be carried out first. Ultimately, dental implants are a lot more convenient than dentures. You do not have to worry about them slipping out of your mouth when eating and so this can give you a renewed sense of confidence about your smile.

So there you have it: hopefully, you now have a better understanding of dentures and dental implants. The best thing to do is to speak to your dentist and they will be able to assess your mouth and provide their professional opinion on the best treatment for you.

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