Missing teeth can lead to many complications: weakening of the jawbone, misalignment of adjacent teeth, and the ability to smile with confidence. There are two common treatments for restoring missing teeth: dentures and implants.
Dentures are removable false teeth that fit over the gums to replace missing gaps. They eliminate potential problems caused by gaps and improve the appearance of your smile.
Dental implants involve embedding a small titanium rod into the jawbone where the missing tooth used to be. Over time, the bone fuses with the implant, securing it into place, so that it can perform and feel like a natural tooth.
With roughly 130,000 procedures taking place in the UK every year, dental implant treatments are the most effective solution for replacing missing teeth.
The benefits of dental implants
There are a number of reasons that permanent dental implants are a better solution to removable dentures.
Dental implants look, feel and behave like natural teeth. That means that they provide exceptional strength and function that is incomparable to other restoration treatments.
While dentures need to be meticulously cleaned and stored correctly, dental implants cannot be removed and can easily be cared for like the rest of your teeth.
It can take a while for patients to get used to removable dentures, especially when eating and speaking with them in place. As dental implants act like natural teeth, patients can eat, drink and talk with confidence.
Dental implants will also prevent the jawbone from weakening. As implants are placed directly into the jaw, this stimulates the bone in and around that area. The jaw remains firm and healthy, which helps to retain the face’s bone structure and results in a fuller, more youthful appearance.
Millersneuk Dental Practice expertise
Our dental implant treatments are led by Dr Philip Church, who has a special interest in dental implants and is a member of the Association of Dental Implantology.
Financial Plans for dental implants
To help spread the cost of treatment, we offer interest-free, flexible finance options. We have 6 to 18-month payment terms available. Learn more about our finance options.
Book an appointment
If you’re interested in receiving dental implant surgery, speak with a member of the Millersneuk Dental Practice team. Book a free video consultation today to discuss a treatment plan.