If you've suffered multiple tooth loss, you'll be faced with the choice of dentures or implants in order to repair your smile. But how do the two options compare and what's best for you? Read on for a helpful point by point comparison.
There are a number of advantages to having dentures fitted including,
Although there are undoubtedly plenty of pros to wearing dentures, there are also some cons to bear in mind including,
Dental implants are more permanent in nature than removable dentures and have other advantages including,
Implants also have a few disadvantages including,
Both dentures and implants present advantages and disadvantages. If you have lost several single teeth, implants may be the best choice for you. They look and feel just like your natural teeth and are simple to care for, although they can be expensive, depending on how many you need. However, if you don't like the idea of invasive surgery and would prefer a cheaper option for multiple tooth loss, removable dentures could be the best solution for you.
Have a chat with your dentist or dental prosthetist for more advice and information on which option would best suit your circumstances.Share
8 August 2016
I have worked as a school nurse for decades. Children come to me with all sorts of scrapes and bumps and bruises. Black eyes from playing football, sprained wrists from falling off the monkey bars and stomachaches from too many sweets are common complaints. However, the issue that seems to cause the greatest angst is tooth problems. Sometimes a child will have a second tooth knocked out when playing sport and parents arrive in tears. At other times, children come to my office crying because their friends are teasing them about teeth that are discoloured or stick out. I take an active interest in the latest dental news so that I can give parents and children comfort and advice. I have included some of my collected wisdom on these pages. Perhaps this information can help you understand some options when faced with a dental problem. Thank you for reading.