Finding confidence in your teeth can be worrisome. With so many solutions, dentures and dental options to choose from, it can be easy to get lost in what the right treatment for you is. But if you are looking to get rid of those loose dentures that don’t fit, hurt or simply don’t do their job, then a more physically secure treatment such as implant retained dentures or all-on-4 teeth in a day are reasonable solutions to alleviate your denture problems.
What are implant retained dentures?
Implant retained dentures are a more secure version of your ordinary dentures- screws are used in place of your roots, which also help the structure of your jaw stay normal. Implant dentures come with a clip in mechanism that secures your dentures in place but allows them to be taken out at night and for cleaning.
What are all-on-4 “teeth in a day”?
All-on-4 are similar to retained dentures because implants are used to keep your new set of teeth secure. Teeth in a day are not removable and stay in place just like your own teeth, and as the name hints are known for their quick treatment process- the primary treatment is completed within one day only. This treatment is the closest thing to having your own teeth.
What are the differences?
Both of these options include implants which are screws that replace the area where the root of your tooth is found. On your standard dentures, you will find a panel that goes across the roof of your mouth; this can alter your taste and speech, which will take some time to get used to. Implant retained dentures minimise this effect as they do not have nor need the support of a panel; this is thanks to the implants that act as a tooth root, which keep your dentures nice and steady throughout the day.
“Teeth in a day” are known for their resilience and a more realistic tooth-like feel. Whereas retained dentures are a removable product, all-on-4 stay fixed firmly in place, are not removable and are going to give you a very similar sense to having your own teeth. Maintaining your all-on-4 is very much like managing your own teeth, as a thorough cleaning regime is needed to keep them good as new.
What are the costs?
The great news about these costs is that they are available to finance monthly, making both products more affordable for you. Implant retained dentures start from £5,500 as a one-time payment or £116 on a monthly payment plan whilst all-on-4 start from £13,500 or £285 per month. These costs are very much down to what the product has to offer you. The price for each product is very reasonable when you consider that the retained “dentures” are very much living up to their name as they are removable, whilst teeth in a day give you that more natural feel- as if they were your own.
The pros and cons
Each product has its advantages and disadvantages. Finding the right dental option that suits your needs is an important decision to make- pros and cons are in the eye of the beholder as what one person may see as a disadvantage may be an advantage to you. Let us take a look at what each product has to offer.
Implant retained dentures
• Ideal for severe bone loss cases
• Easy to clean
• A good option for any patient previously suffering from gum disease
• High success rates
• Unable to sleep with dentures in
• Will need maintenance every 12-18 months
• May need to be realigned every 18-24 months
All-on-4 teeth in a day
• Main treatment completed in a day
• Secure teeth with no movement
• Back up bridge included, which can be used if your permanent bridge requires work
• High success rates in patients with good oral hygiene
• Realist tooth-like feel
• More challenging to clean
• Needs maintenance every 18-24 months for deep clean
Implant retained dentures or all-on-4?
Both treatments and products could be great options for you if you are deciding on a new set of teeth. But which will best suit your needs?
If you are looking for teeth like your traditional dentures, which are removable and can be cleaned easily, implant retained dentures are a great option. The cost of this treatment and product is more affordable and a perfect alternative for those who don’t have the bone needed for the all-on-4 treatment option.
For more natural teeth that will permanently stay in place, teeth in a day are the product for you. Although the cost is higher on this product and treatment plan, the outcome gives you reliable, secure teeth with less frequent. However, this treatment depends on having the bone required to place the four dental implants you will need for these teeth.
Whether you are looking for a secure and easy denture to clean or the closest thing to your own teeth, Oradent has all the options for you whilst still making your treatments affordable. With the current offer of a free video consultation to get you started, as well as free reviews in your first year post-treatment, you can get your dream dentures or teeth secured for your future.
To get your journey started to a brand new set of teeth, book your free video consultation at your nearest Oradent Dental Care Branch: