If you have missing teeth or your teeth are severely decayed and you’ve been advised to undergo extraction, you may be thinking about exploring tooth replacement treatments. One popular option for patients in London is dentures.
Dentures are sets of false teeth, which are designed to replace the natural teeth in the event that they are lost through injury or dental decay. Many people think about cartoon-esque sets of large, bulky teeth when they hear the word denture, thanks to media portrayals and cameos in glasses by the bed of older people in films; however, you may actually be shocked to find out that modern dentures are not only functional, but also very natural looking.
Dentures improve oral function, as well as restoring the aesthetic of the smile and they are suitable for patients with a few missing teeth or a full arch of missing teeth, but are they the best option and what are the alternatives?
Dentures may be the best solution for those with a large number of missing teeth, who are looking for a solid and reliable treatment to improve the function of their mouth and create a natural looking smile; however, there are other options, which may be worth considering, such as a dental bridge and dental implants. Dental bridges are generally recommended for a single missing tooth, while dental implants are widely regarded as the best long-term treatment for missing teeth. Implants are the most expensive option, but they last much longer than dentures, they provide better levels of function and they are easier to maintain.