These days, there’s no need to go through life with missing teeth. Dental implants and dentures are two of the most common alternatives, but which one is best? Elleven Dental, one of London’s leading dental practices, gives their opinion here.
Dentures are also known as false teeth and, although their overall quality has significantly improved over the years, they’re not for everyone. Unless secured with denture adhesive, dentures may slip out of place whist eating or speaking, causing embarrassing or annoying moments.
Another downside of dentures is that partial dentures have been known to encourage infection and decay in other teeth if not fitted and cleaned properly. This may also increase the risk that you’d need a filling on the adjacent tooth. Nonetheless, dentures may be the best option for those who are not suitable candidates for fixed tooth replacement options.
For those with healthy bones and gums, dental implants are definitely the better option. These are replacement teeth which are inserted surgically into the jawbone. With good oral hygiene and medical health, implants can last for 20 years or more, without the need for replacement.
Implants give patients the ability to eat with confidence and they remove the hassle of having to take the teeth out at night and insert them back in the next day. Implants will also maintain your facial form and soft tissue support reducing the risk of ageing.
For more information on implants and whether or not they’re the best option for you, Elleven Dental have a team of specialists who are ready to advise.
Elleven Dental Wellness is one of London’s leading dental practices, renowned for their unparalleled multi-disciplinary service that ensures high-quality, end-to-end patient care.
Clinically lead by the partnering duo Sameer Patel and Anthony Lam, the award winning practice is a pioneer in the field, with state-of-the-art tools and a stunning clinic which has won several awards. Elleven Dental are inspired by face-driven dentistry that looks at your whole face rather than just one element.
Whether you’re looking for a general check-up, hygiene, or more specialised care – orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, implants, periodontics, Children’s dentistry, endodontics, or oral surgery – you can expect a treatment plan that’s fully tailored to you.