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DENTURES VS FULL ARCH IMPLANTS: WHICH IS THE BETTER CHOICE?

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16 July 2021

Dentures VS Full Arch Implants, when you think about missing teeth, you may think of dentures. They are surely a go-to classic option for replacing missing teeth, but are they the best choice? Dental implants have had a huge impact on the world of dentistry over the past three decades and with technology constantly changing there are a lot more options for people now. Here we are going to lay out the pros and cons of both dentures and implants so you can make the decision that’s best for you.

Dentures:

Summary: Traditional dentures are removable appliances that sit on top of your gums where the missing teeth used to be. They are typically a lower cost to full-arch implants and improve the ability to speak and function day-to-day compared to without teeth.

PROs:

  • · Low cost
  • · Don’t require surgery
  • · Aesthetically pleasing
  • · Improve the ability to speak clearly
  • · Can be used even with damaged teeth or jaw

CONs:

  • · Can be uncomfortable
  • · Affects the taste of food
  • · Can shift and click in the mouth with everyday use
  • · Can fall out meaning a constant fear when you have them in
  • · Are expensive to replace and require regular maintenance
  • · The natural bone underneath is prone to deterioration over time meaning that your denture will not fit properly and become uncomfortable, this can happen over and over again
  • · It is difficult to eat with dentures due to the bulkiness

Full-arch implants:

Summary: Full-arch dental implants are an effective long-term solution for replacing missing teeth. Full-arch implants are the ideal solution for replacing full rows of teeth in the mouth if you’re looking for the feel, function, and fulfilment of natural teeth that last for a long time, they can also be used for single teeth or small bridges.

PROs:

  • · Cause little burden on the mouth
  • · Can be fitted in 3hours
  • · Last a lifetime when properly cared for
  • · Prevents bone erosion
  • · Function just like regular teeth
  • · You can eat any food with confidence with dietary freedom
  • · Improves Speech
  • · Do not need replacing in 7-15 years
  • · They are easy to maintain regularly

CONs:

· Can be quite costly but finance is available and it is an investment for yourself!

THE FINAL VERDICT:

We recommend full-arch implants as a safe and reliable long-term solution for superior smile restoration. If you are thinking about getting a full arch implant we are here to discuss your options, we have 3 different options with payment plans available, click here for more information - "dental implant options".

Dentures VS Full Arch Implants