For individuals with missing teeth, dentures have long been a popular option for restoring their smile and improving oral functionality. However, advances in dental technology have introduced several alternative treatments that provide more comfortable, natural-looking and long-lasting solutions. In our latest blog, we explore some of the alternatives to dentures, giving you valuable insights into modern dental options for replacing missing teeth.
Dental implants have revolutionised the field of tooth replacement. These are titanium posts gently placed into the gum, acting as artificial tooth roots. Once the implants integrates with the bone during a healing period, they serve as a stable foundation for mounting individual crowns, bridges, or even full arches of prosthetic teeth. Dental implants offer exceptional stability, functionality and aesthetic appeal, closely resembling natural teeth. They provide a long-term solution that can last decades with proper care.
Dental bridges are an alternative to dentures for replacing one or more missing teeth. They consist of prosthetic teeth anchored to the adjacent natural teeth or dental implants. The neighbouring teeth are carefully reshaped to support the bridge. Dental bridges offer a fixed, non-removable solution that restores the appearance and functionality of missing teeth, while also maintaining proper dental alignment.
Implant Retained Dentures:
For individuals who desire a more stable and secure alternative to traditional dentures, implant-retained dentures provide an excellent option. Removable implant-retained dentures, also known as implant-supported overdentures, are a type of dental prosthesis that combines the stability of dental implants with the convenience of removable dentures. They are a popular choice for those who have lost most or all of their natural teeth but still have sufficient jawbone structure to support dental implants.
Removable implant-retained dentures offer several advantages over traditional removable dentures. They provide increased stability and prevent slippage or movement of the denture during eating or speaking. The implants also stimulate the jawbone, helping to prevent bone loss and maintain facial structure and typically provide improved comfort and confidence compared to traditional dentures.
With advancements in dental technology, individuals with missing teeth have a range of alternatives to traditional dentures. Dental implants, bridges, implant-supported dentures, removable partial dentures and implant retained dentures offer solutions that provide enhanced aesthetics, improved functionality and increased comfort. By discussing your options with us, you can choose the alternative that best suits your needs, helping you regain your smile and confidence for a lifetime.
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