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Dental Implants VS Dentures

Dental implants

A dental implant is a more permanent solution for replacing teeth. Dental implants are typically made from titanium and are surgically positioned into the jawbone. Once they are in place, the dentist will mount the dental implant into them. The great thing about implants is the function more like natural teeth. Galway dentists are very experienced when it comes to dental implants in Galway. We offer professional service and guarantee high-class results.

The process

Many people may be cautious about dental implants and sway towards removable dentures due to lack of understanding. It is a process that can seem very frightening and unfamiliar. However, in reality, the process is not as daunting. Our surgery carries out dental implants in Galway using a two-stage process. Firstly, the implant is inserted into the jaw bone and then stitched closed. The site is then left to heel to allow the implant to integrate firmly with the jaw bone. The second stage takes place 3-8 months later, depending on whether the implant site has healed. If the site has healed, then the implant will be positioned to fill the gap.

Benefits

Galway dentists carry out Dental implants in Galway, a dental solution that has a number of benefits:

  • More like natural teeth
  • Improved appearance
  • Permanent – dental implants should last your lifetime
  • You will be able to eat all food groups without discomfort
  • Bio-compatible meaning it is not toxic and therefore is unlikely to be rejected by the body
  • Support facial structure
  • Cost-effective
  • More confident smile

Appearance

The amazing dental implants in Galway blend in miraculously with your other teeth to give a natural appearance, creating that winning smile.

It is clear that dental implants several advantages. They are longer lasting and more natural. However, dentures may be more suited to what you are after, which is why it is important to explore your options.

Dentures

Dentures are semi-permanent teeth replacements. Dentures are available in ‘complete’ sets and ‘partial’ sets depending on the patient’s requirements. Dentures can be made from either plastic or metal.

How dentures are fitted

A complete denture set will fit snugly over your gums and jawbone. Partial dentures, on the other hand, are designed to fill the gaps of missing teeth. Typically, they are held into place by your other teeth or clipped into place.

Advantages & Disadvantages

There are various advantages to dentures; the procedure of is simpler and takes less time as the site is not required to heel before the denture is inserted. In comparison to dental implants, dentures are the cheaper option for a quick fix. However, there are also disadvantages to dentures. One of the more frustrating aspects is the poor chewing ability. Dentures will also need removing for cleaning, can dislodge when speaking or eating and tend to cover the roof of your mouth which can interfere with your sense of taste.

On the whole, dental implants in Galway are recommended for those looking for a more permanent solution to missing teeth. The advantage of dental implants is that they do not need to be replaced and do not affect your ability to chew and therefore seem a better long-term option. Dentures are perfect for a temporary fix, but every patient should be advised after a dental consultation.

Call Us

If you want to arrange your dental consultation today or want any more advice on our dental implants in Galway, then please call us on (091) 58 22 22 or email info@galwaydentists.ie. Alternatively, you can fill out our contact us form.

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