Dental Implants

Are Implants Better Than Dentures

Implants Versus Dentures

Choosing the Right Cosmetic Treatment

Two highly sought-after cosmetic solutions at our clinic are implants and dentures. While both options can deliver an exceptional outcome, the choice between them depends on what suits you best.

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For some individuals, implants prove to be the more suitable treatment, while others may find dentures to be the preferable alternative. Each treatment have their own benefits, and the success and durability of either depend on how well-suited it is to the individual case.

In certain circumstances, either can be the optimal choice. It's even possible to combine the two by opting for dentures supported by implants—implants placed in the jaw, with a secure, removable denture on top.

The decision between dentures and implants is best made by examining the advantages of each treatment and determining which suits your preferences.

Factors Influencing the Choice of Treatment:

  1. Bone Levels in the Jawbone: The quantity and quality of bone in the jawbone play an important role. Adequate bone density may make implants a suitable choice, while insufficient bone may mean considering alternatives like dentures or advanced treatments such as bone grafting.
  2. Number of Missing Teeth: Implants are a good option for a few missing teeth, especially when individuals find managing partial dentures challenging or dislike the use of metal clasps.
  3. Risk of Mouth Infection: Susceptibility to infection is an important factor affecting the choice of treatment. Your clinical examination will provide information regarding this aspect, offering two options—a fixed option where teeth remain in place or a removable option akin to dentures for eating and cleaning.

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Exploring Various Solutions for Missing Teeth

At Egham Dental Care, our CQC registered practice offers a complimentary consultation. During this session, our experts conduct an assessment and recommend treatment based on your specific needs.

Utilising cutting-edge technology, such as CT scanning and laser scanning, we capture detailed images and reports of your gum and jaw structure. This information assists us in making informed decisions about whether dental implants or dentures are the most suitable for you.

Our commitment to utilising the latest technology ensures that you receive the very best cosmetic treatments. To discuss the best course of action for your unique situation, we can arrange a consultation, providing a starting point to explore the array of options available to you.

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Dental Implant Questions

  1. Lifespan of Dental Implants:
  2. Can Dental Implants last Indefinitely? Once the implant integrates with your jawbone and tissues, the titanium implant functions like a natural root. The lifespan of your implant also relies on the care and maintenance of your oral health.
  3. Pain and Discomfort: Is Pain Associated with Dental Implant Placement? When we  place the implant, we are careful to carry out a pain-free procedure and if required various sedation methods suitable for nervous patients.
  4. Age Requirement for Dental Implants: Is There a Minimum Age for Dental Implant Treatment? While there is no specific age limit, our dentists recommend individuals to be over 18 for the dental implant procedure.
  5. Safety of Dental Implant Treatment: We employ Computer Guided implant placement techniques. We also employ comprehensive planning systems to ensure the success and safety of the implant treatment.
  6. Value of Dental Implants: Assessing the Benefits of Dental Implants: A dental implant offers numerous oral health advantages, including smile enhancement, stabilisation of adjacent teeth, and protection against gum disease.
  7. Pain in the Implant Process: Managing Discomfort in the Implant Process: Some slight discomfort may following the placement of a new implant, which minimized through modern anaesthetics. Post-procedure, swelling and slight aching may occur for 1-2 days. Many patients undergo multiple implants in a single day with minimal pain or distress. Existing patient have described this discomfort as no worse than that experienced after a tooth removal.

Implant Guide

Implants undergo colour matching and meticulous shaping to seamlessly harmonize with your natural teeth. Implant teeth are virtually indistinguishable from real teeth.

Long-Lasting Dental Implants

Once the implant integrates with your jawbone and surrounding tissues, the artificial titanium structure functions just like a natural root.

When we insert a titanium implant into the jawbone, it becomes an integral part of your oral structure.

This provides numerous health advantages, such as slowing or stopping bone loss, reinforcing the jawbone's structure, and diminishing the likelihood of gum disease due to better cleaning when compared to dentures.[Learn More.]

Longevity of Dental Implants

When appropriately cared for, dental implants boast a lifespan ranging from ten to twenty-five years or even longer.

Dental implants are beneficial for:

  • Tooth loss due to trauma, accidents, or injuries
  • Missing teeth resulting from gum disease or insufficient bone
  • Substituting old, worn, or fractured dentures
  • Integrated treatments like Implant-Retained Dentures
  • Offering both removable and fixed options
  • Addressing individual tooth loss or entire arches in a single session

The long term success of your implant depends on your commitment to your oral health. [Discover more.]

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