Looking at the pros and cons of dentures, bridges and dental implants

If you have lost one tooth or multiple teeth, there are many restoration methods available to you. The difficulty comes in choosing which method is right for you based on your needs.

Dentures, bridges, crowns and dental implants at High Dental Implants Melbourne are all viable options that will help to correct missing teeth or gaps between teeth.

If you are not sure which treatment is suitable for you, then take a look at our guide below or have a chat with us to discuss suitable options for your needs.

Bridges: pros and cons

Bridges are permanent false teeth that are held in place by the neighbouring teeth.

They are reliable, look natural and feel comfortable. If the device is looked after well, they can last up to 15 years.

Bridges are more affordable than dental implants, a popular but more-expensive method of replacing teeth. If money is an issue for you, bridges can be a great option. The bridge is aesthetically pleasing, functional and made from high-quality materials.

One downside of bridges is with cleaning. Patients need to incorporate specific cleaning techniques besides simple brushing and flossing in order to keep the device clean and hygienic.

Another potential downside to wearing bridges is that they can disrupt your neighbouring teeth. For a bridge to fit, surrounding teeth are typically ground down. Usually, this is not harmful but can be problematic if your teeth are not as strong and healthy as they should be.

Dentures: benefits and downfalls

Traditional dentures are more affordable and are designed to restore your beautiful smile and teeth. Multiple teeth can be replaced with a set of dentures, which can be a massive relief to a person with a gummy mouth. Regain your confidence and raise your self-esteem with a new set of teeth.

That said, removable dentures, if not fitted properly, can be inconvenient to wear, sometimes even embarrassing for the user. A loose denture can affect your speech and can impact what you can and cannot eat.

At the same time, dentures worn over a prolonged period can cause bone deterioration because your missing tooth is not replaced at the root, but instead pressed down in place with adhesives. Your jaw eventually shrinks, and the structure of your face slackens, making you appear older.

Considering High Dental Implants Melbourne?

There are many positives to getting implants at High Dental Implants Melbourne.

For one, they can last for a lifetime if looked after correctly.

While other option last, they will eventually need replacing, which for some is an inconvenience in their busy lives.

Secondly, tooth implants look natural and function like any other teeth. People will not know that you have fake teeth, and at the same time, you can enjoy eating what you like, within reason. Remember that while sugar cannot erode your prosthesis, it can wreak havoc on the surrounding gum.

On the other hand, implants might change your life, but you need to have a healthy mouth before you undergo any implant procedures. Any signs of gum disease should be cleared up, and a lack of bone to insert the implant is also a problem that needs fixing with bone grafts. If you are in a rush to flaunt your new smile, there are faster options than implants.

If you are still having a hard time choosing the best device for you, come and see us at High Dental Implant Melbourne for a consultation!

All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.