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Why Choose Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement?


Many people will lose at least one tooth and possibly quite a few more during their lifetime and will be faced with the prospect of having to replace them somehow. There are basically three different choices for tooth replacement which include full dentures or partial bridges, dental implants or dentures. So why should you choose the last option, bearing in mind it’s slightly more expensive and treatment can take longer to complete? If we examine all the options for tooth replacement a little more closely then you’ll see why Sheen Dental often recommends dental implants in Richmond as being the most suitable option.


Positives and Negatives of Choosing a Dental Bridge

Dental bridges are extremely popular and consist of a replacement tooth or teeth that are supported by crowns on the teeth adjacent to the space in your mouth to form a strong and stable unit. The replacement tooth is called a pontic and rests on the gum tissue so the results can look pretty good. In spite of this dental bridges have one major drawback which is the fact that they need to be supported by strong and healthy teeth that have to be crowned. This means your dentist will have to remove some of this healthy tooth structure in order to make room for the crowns, and once it’s gone it can only ever be artificially replaced. This is worth bearing in mind if you have thought about having a dental bridge as a temporary measure and perhaps having a dental implant is a later date.


Positives and Negatives of Choosing Dentures

Dentures are very inexpensive and are supported by the gums. Today’s modern dentures can look very natural and the gum coloured acrylic can be closely matched to your natural gums. But the truth is that many people will struggle wearing dentures especially after they’ve lost their teeth for a while. The dentures will gradually fit less well as the bony ridge that used to support the teeth is reabsorbed. As a result the dentures can begin to slip around creating sore patches in the mouth, making it difficult to eat and speak due to worries about the dentures slipping or even falling out.


The Positives of Choosing Dental Implants in Richmond

dental implants in Richmond don’t have any negative effects on the mouth or any remaining teeth. In fact it’s quite the opposite as dental implants help to preserve the jawbone and ensure remaining teeth are kept in the correct positions. They can be a much longer lasting option which makes them highly cost-effective in the long run. They’re extremely versatile as a single dental implant in Richmond can be used to support a single crown, while multiple dental implants can be used to support dental bridges and even full upper or lower dentures. Best of all this innovative technology is suitable for most healthy people. Sheen Dental has been placing dental implants successfully for many years. This is due to the fact that our dentist has many years of experience, and the entire planning process is extremely detailed to help ensure implant success.

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