The problem of missing teeth is not only unsightly; it can affect your quality of life. Whether it is due to an injury or a sign of aging, you have different options to choose from when replacing your missing teeth—dentures and dental implants. The ideal choice for your condition depends on many factors. Read the following comparison to help you make an informed decision:
Price Check and Lifespan
An implant for a single tooth may cost between 2,000£ and 2,500£ because you will need the expertise of a dental surgeon, not only a general dentist. What is beneficial about this is that it can last a lifetime with proper care. Dentures still win in terms of price, though. A complete set costs around 1,700£ for both the upper and lower jaws.
Chew Better, Eat Better
Dentures tend to slip, slide, and in worst-case scenario, jump out of your mouth when you are trying to eat or speak. This makes it difficult for you to do your daily tasks, but this will not happen if you choose to have an implant. Dental implants are titanium screws placed in your jawbone. They replace the root of your tooth, allowing it to support a single or a set of false teeth. As implants are steadier, they feel like natural teeth.
Implants look more natural than dentures because they fit according to your existing teeth. In addition, they help prevent bone loss and the changes that may happen to your face due to missing teeth. The surrounding teeth move closer to fill in all the gaps over time, creating spaces that are difficult to clean and putting you at risk of oral diseases.
Here at Dr David Madruga Gonzalez’s dental practice, rest assured that you are working with a dental surgeon who can meet your needs. Contact us today to know more of our services and treatments.