It is always best to try to make your natural teeth last as long as possible, but if they are causing you pain and discomfort then you probably need to think about having them extracted and replaced in some way. There are several different options, as you can have a bridge, or a denture, but choosing dental implant in Kent will give you the most natural results.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Replacing Lost Teeth with Dentures

Your choice is likely to depend on the location and exact number of missing teeth, and of course your budget. The most cost effective way of replacing lost teeth is through the use of a partial or full denture. This will help you to eat properly, and will give reasonably good cosmetic effects. While many people find dentures perfectly comfortable to wear, others do struggle, as they can rub, feel bulky in the mouth, and can move around. This can be an increasing problem after they have been worn for a number of years, as the bony ridge supporting the dentures gradually changes shape and becomes flatter, making retention more difficult.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Replacing Lost Teeth with a Bridge

Bridges can be used to literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth, and are supported by the teeth adjacent to the gap. They are permanently fixed in place, and can look very good, allowing food to be eaten normally. The major problem with having a bridge is that you’ll lose healthy tooth structure, permanently. The teeth either side of the gap have to be ground down and shaped to create room for the crowns used to support the replacement tooth which is called a pontic.

Advantages of Replacing Teeth with Dental Implants

Dental implants are fast becoming the gold standard for replacing missing teeth and here is why.

  • Dental implants will help preserve the bone in your jaw, so the bony ridge that used to support your teeth will not flatten off and lose height, ensuring the correct dimensions of your face are maintained.
  • Dental implants don’t require your healthy teeth to be modified in any way, and will help ensure they are kept in their correct positions by providing additional support
  • Dental implants are versatile, as they can be used to replace one tooth, or to restore an entire mouth through use of crowns, implant supported bridges and dentures

Dental implants may be more affordable than you think, as some systems are cheaper than others, so why not make an appointment with Dr Rik Trivedi to find out more? Call us on 01474 537191, or take a look at our website at for more information on dental implants.