When considering options to restore your smile after significant tooth loss, you may be leaning towards full mouth dentures due to the lower initial cost than dental implants. Although they require less money up front, the savings ends there over the life of the appliance.
As your dentures are first created after the extraction of your remaining teeth, they are fit to how your gums are right at that moment. Unfortunately, since gums and the underlying jawbone are living tissues, they are constantly changing. Because dentures do not prevent bone loss they way that implants do, as the alveolar bone dissolves your gumline and jaw will experience shrinkage and the overall shape will change. This means that your dentures are not going to fit as comfortably as they initially did.
To compensate for this, about every two years you will need to spend money to have your dentures relined or to have entirely new ones created. Every two years!
As you know, dentures are removable and not kept in your mouth all of the time. This can also lead to them getting lost or damaged which will have you spending even more money on them.
Dentures also require additional products for their care and maintenance such as adhesives and soaking tablets. These added expenses will be required as long as you are wearing dentures.
With All-On-4 dental implants, you will pay more in the beginning but your full arch replacement will last 20 years or more. You can brush and floss them just like normal teeth so you will not need to purchase the additional products that dentures require.
All-On-4 dental implants mean
- One time investment
- No additional cleaning/maintenance products
- No relines
- No risk of losing appliance
- A smile replacement solution for 20 years or more
At Anthem Periodontics and Dental Implants, we even offer in-house financing to help you spread the cost of the All-On-4 implants over time into monthly payments that fit your budget. Schedule a consultation today to learn more.
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