Dentures or Implants?

If like me you are a bit of an adrenalin junkie and take part in some of the more extreme weekend sporting activities then it is likely that at some point you are going to get some kind of injury. I myself like to participate in downhill mountain biking and although I always wear the correct safety equipment accidents will happen as it did to me a year ago. I was coming down a particularly difficult trail when I lost control and came off my bike. This unfortunate incident led to a couple of broken ribs and unfortunately lost four of my front teeth. The damage was pretty bad and traditional crown replacement was impossible so I had to make the choice on whether to have a bridge fitted or to have implants put in.

So, off I went to my local dentist to discuss the options, and did a bit of research as to which would be the best option for me. in the end I chose to have implants put in and although they were a little more expensive they had a number of advantages such as they were a lot more permanent and aesthetically looked a lot more natural. The process itself took a little longer to do and required a bit more cosmetic work by the dentist but I was very happy with the end result.

There were a number of reasons why I chose to have the implants over the bridge. Firstly, when you put in a bridge it puts unnecessary pressure on the other teeth that are surrounding it which are essentially used to support the new teeth. The second reason for me was that as you get older your gums start to recede and because there is no root holding the bridge in place the teeth start to become loose. I always remember my grandmothers bridges falling out mid speech because of this particular problem. Thirdly and finally, I knew that in about ten years it was going to be necessary to have the bridge replaced so over my lifetime would maybe have to do the whole process again therefore paying for the whole processes again.

These are some of the main reasons that I chose dental implants over having a bridge fitted. Oh, and by the way, I still enjoy racing downhill at breakneck speeds on my mountain bike.

If you are looking for dental implants Bath then here are the contact details below:

Aquae Sulis Dental,

Station Court,

Ashley Avenue,

Lower Weston,


BA1 3DS.

Tel. 01225 808435