At Forestside, we offer dental implants and dentures to patients in Dibden Purlieu, The New Forest, Southampton and the surrounding area. When choosing the right service to suit your needs, there are many factors to consider. To ensure that our patients make an informed decision, our expert team have listed all the pros and cons of both dental implants and dentures.

Dental Implants Help Regain Your Natural Teeth

One of the benefits that our patients will receive from dental implants is that they are the next best thing to natural teeth. As they are available in different shapes and sizes, our ICOI trained implantolgist can configure a perfect smile that flawlessly replicates the aesthetics and strength of real teeth.

In comparison to implants, dentures can appear more noticeable. Although we utilise the most modern denture technology at Forsteside, the visual and dental health benefits of implants offer far more pros than dentures.


Dental Implants Are Easy to Look After

Another pro of dental implants is that they are easy to maintain. You don’t need to worry about treating them with cleaning products or replacements. The only way to care for your dental implants is to brush and floss them as normal.

On the other hand, the main con of dentures is their maintenance. As they collect bacteria, food and other deposits easier, they require daily soaking and cleaning. As removing your dentures daily is required to maintain them thoroughly, we have found a lot of patients turning towards a more permanent solution in order to enhance their smile and confidence massively.


Prevents Changes In Your Facial Shape

Missing teeth dramatically affect your face shape and speech. Thankfully, dental implants support the face and allow you to speak without any obstacles. As dentures are not a permanent fixing in your mouth, a major con is that they can lead to facial drooping. The longer your jaw is without stimulation from the day to day use of your teeth, the more at risk you are of bone loss.

As dental implants are a permanent fixing that replaces the root canal, you won't be at risk of bone loss. Our implantologist will fit a biocompatible titanium post into your canal and secure a crown on top, which allows you to regain or maintain the force of your bite.


Dental Implants Will Last For the Rest Of Your Life

If you suffer from tooth loss, you can feel confident that dental implants will help you for the rest of your life. It is a permanent solution to tooth loss, allowing yourself the confidence of a winning smile. The implants are made of a high quality material that will boost your mouth’s longevity, and allow you to live your life as normal.

Eat Whatever You Want

As previously mentioned, dental implants work better than dentures because you aren’t restricted to any food. You can enjoy the taste of food and not have to worry about your temperamental dentures not being up for the task.


The Right Solution for You

Now you have some insight into the pros and cons of dental implants and dentures, choosing the right treatment and expert for you in the most important steps. Although dental implants are an industry leading solution for missing or damaged teeth, the advancement in dentures still makes them a viable and cost effective option.

To determine if dental implants or dentures are right for you, we recommend getting in touch with Forestside today! You can do this by filling out our online form or calling us on 023 8087 9088. Our helpful team will happily answer any of your queries. You can even get booked in for a consultation and discuss the pros and cons and prices of dental implants and dentures with the experts themselves.

We look forward to transforming your smile and life!

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