Many people are faced with the problem of replacing lost teeth, and there are several methods for doing so. One or two lost teeth are easily replaced with a partial denture or a dental bridge, while complete tooth loss is still commonly replaced with full dentures. These are all pretty traditional methods of tooth replacement, but dental implants in Kent are becoming a far more popular choice. One of the things that can put people off having this treatment is the perceived cost, but it is much more affordable than you might think, especially as they can last a very long time.
Dental Implants for Replacing a Complete Set of Upper or Lower Teeth
Dental implants are an excellent way of securing a full arch of teeth, and can be used to hold a permanent arch of teeth in the form of a dental bridge, or to hold a denture in place that can then be removed each night for easy cleaning. If you choose to have a dental bridge then you will probably need a greater number of dental implants to secure it in place. This helps to evenly distribute the load during biting and chewing.
These types of dental bridges can be made from porcelain bonded onto a metal substructure, or they can be made from zirconia which does give better aesthetic results. The final bridge can be cemented into position, although sometimes it is fixed in place with screws that are located in holes in the dental bridge, and which are then covered up with composite resin. This may sound strange but does have the advantage in that the bridge can be easily retrieved in the rare event that any of the implant parts need replacing.
If the dental implants are being used to secure a denture then it is likely that far fewer will be required. This does make it an affordable option, and is more comfortable than struggling with a loose denture. The denture simply snaps or clicks into place, and can be snapped off for cleaning. One of the nice things about using dental implants to support a denture is that it can mean less bone is lost in the jaw. In fact studies have shown than an implant supported denture can reduce bone loss by up to 75% compared to a conventional denture, and that is something that is well worth considering.
If you are facing the loss of a complete arch of teeth or if you currently wear full dentures and would rather not, then why not book a consultation with our dentist in Kent at Parrock Street? You’ll find out everything you need to know, as well as an approximate cost for treatment. You can email us on email@example.com, or just give us a call on 01474 537191 to book an appointment at a time convenient to you.