Dentures vs Bridge vs Implants
The best way to solve missing teeth
If you have missing teeth there are a number of options available: false teeth (called partial dentures), a tooth bridge or a tooth implant. Your choice is based on the location and number of missing teeth, and your budget. We’ll describe the pros and cons of each approach to help you find the best solution.
If you have any questions about the best solution for your missing teeth, please call us on 01474 537191.
Dentures: pros and cons
Partial dentures or full dentures are the most cost effective way of replacing lost teeth. They will help you to eat properly and will give a reasonably good cosmetic effect, although the clips used to anchor the denture may show when you smile. Dentures might be a solution if your missing teeth are at the back of your mouth.
While many people find dentures comfortable to wear, others struggle. Dentures can rub, feel bulky and can move. Dentures moving in your mouth can become an increasing problem after a number of years, as the bony ridge supporting the dentures gradually changes shape and becomes flatter.
Tooth bridge: pros and cons
A dental bridge is made by fixing crowns on teeth either side of the gap and fixing a false tooth in the space. They are permanently fixed in place, and can look very good, allowing food to be eaten normally. A dental bridge can be used if you have a few missing teeth or teeth missing on one side of your mouth.
A disadvantage of a bridge is that you need strong teeth either side of the gap. Another disadvantage is that you’ll lose healthy tooth structure. This is because the teeth either side of the gap need to be ground down and shaped to create room for the crowns.
Dental implants: pros and cons
Dental implants place an artificial root into the jawbone and a false tooth is securely fixed to the root. Dental implants help preserve the bone in your jaw, so the bony ridge that used to support your teeth will not flatten nor lose height. Dental implants don’t require healthy teeth to be modified in any way, and will help ensure they are kept in their correct position. Dental implants are versatile, as they can be used to replace one tooth or to restore an entire mouth.
There can be a perception that dental implants are expensive. In reality, they may be more affordable than you think, call us on 01474 537191, or Book online
Affordable Dental Implant treatment
Many people worry about the cost of implants, and so we have devised a number of payment plans to help you afford the right treatment.
Teeth Implants cost £1.70 per day with our finance options.
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Your guide to dental implants
Meet Dr Rik Trivedi, your dental implant expert
Dr Rik Trivedi is the Principal dentist at Parrock Dental & Implant Centres. He has completed The Year course in Dental Implantology at The Harley Street centre for Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry and completed his advanced training at the Royal College of surgeons studying the Diploma in Implant Dentistry. He was awarded a distinction in his Masters in Dental Implanvology at Uclan in 2015 and focuses most of his time in this field.
He takes great care and attention during treatments which vary from treating missing single or multiple teeth to more complex same day full mouth implant bridgework and dentures that ensure patients’ can eat and function comfortably with confidence. Rik makes sure that all his patients achieve their dental goals, from preventive care to creating a beautiful smile with dental implants that inspires confidence within.
Rik’s caring and approachable nature is paramount to putting all patients at ease. His advanced skills are based on the Kaizen philosophy of constant improvement and life long learning. Meet Dr Rik
Parrock Dental & Implant Centres will guarantee all ‘FINEST’ private inlays, onlays, crowns, bridges, implant restorations and veneers for a 5 year period and all ‘STANDARD’ private inlays, onlays, crowns, bridges, implant restorations and implant restorations for a 3 year period from the date the work was fitted. The exception is all-ceramic crowns and bridges which we will guarantee for a 3 year period from the date fitted.
All ‘FINEST’ implants (titanium posts) placed by Dr Rik Trivedi have been chosen for their usual high survival rate in studies on average of 99.6% over 10 years. All finest implants have 10 years limited guarantee after placement. All value systems have not been studied as thoroughly and so their survival rate is variable and only a limited three year guarantee is given.
This is providing the following terms are strictly met:
Patients attends the clinic where the work was fitted and join our platinum membership scheme which covers the cost of attending the practice every 6 months for examinations with one of the dentists and every 3 months for hygiene care to maintain the health, function and appearance of your dental treatment and whole mouth. With our platinum membership scheme worldwide accident and emergency cover as well as routine X-rays are included. As a further bonus members receive a 5% discount towards further dental treatments. Terms and conditions apply. Please speak to a member of our reception team for further information and registration. Membership each month is limited and we recommend registering early.
The patient remains medically healthy especially relating to conditions affecting the bone.
- No damage has occurred as a consequence of further dental treatment, undue care or trauma.
- Our guarantee does not cover infections, breakages and any other issues with the underlying teeth that the work is fitted on.
- Normal wear and tear damage and the damage from grinding teeth and other para functional habits are specifically excluded from any guarantee. This also includes not wearing a night guard when advised to wear one by your dentist every night to protect the restorations.
- No balance remains outstanding on the patients account.
- Failure is not the result of tooth decay or gum issues.
- There has not been any breakdown in the professional relationship or communication between the practice team and the patient such as, but not limited to, threatening behaviour, physical or verbal abuse and vandalism.