DENTAL IMPLANTS VS DENTURES

ALL ON FOUR – IMPLANTS VS DENTURES

Consider Dental Implants to Replace Missing Teeth

At Aria Dental, we offer the All on Four procedure, an innovative technique for immediate tooth replacement as an alternative to removable dentures.
Dental implants are an effective long-term solution for the replacement of missing teeth and offer a solution to commonly experienced denture problems.
There are significant advantages of the All on Four procedure using dental implants compared to the traditional use of removable dentures. The functionality and comfort benefits are overwhelmingly greater than conventional dentures.

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Dental Implants vs Dentures

Dental implants are versatile treatment tools and can be utilised to replace either one, multiple or all missing or badly broken-down teeth. They are an excellent alternative to removable dentures.

Dental Implants

Dentures

Are Fabricated from Titanium and Titanium Alloys

Titanium was mistakenly discovered to be a very beneficial material and well tolerated by the human body in the 1950s. Because titanium is biocompatible with the body tissues, it allows the implant to fuse with the jawbone. There is no evidence in the literature of allergic reactions to titanium.

Made of Acrylic and Cast Metals

Dentures are made from materials such as acrylic, cast metal, and flexible plastic. Acrylic can become porous making it more difficult to clean and subsequently harbouring more bacteria. Some patients may develop soft tissue reactions to cast metals such as cobalt chrome. Bacterial and fungal infections are common in patients who wear dentures.

Stability

A dental implant fixture base mimics the root of a tooth within the jawbone and gum. This allows the dental implant to fit more naturally and securely, functioning similarly to a natural teeth.

Instability

Dentures that replace all of your missing teeth are supported only by the soft tissues. As the soft tissues are inherently mobile, the dentures will move when eating and speaking and can often make clicking noises. Lower dentures are significantly more problematic than upper dentures as they are more mobile. Natural chewing ability is also impaired, which can impact nutrition. The functionality of a denture is highly associated with a patient’s own level of tolerance and adaptability. The ability of the body and mind to adapt and tolerate a removable prosthesis declines with increasing age. Medical issues and medications also have a profound influence on the success of a removable prosthesis.

Replace Any Number of Teeth

Implants can replace one, few, or many missing teeth. Treatments are tailored to patients’ needs.

Replace Many or All Teeth

Dentures are generally used to replace multiple or all teeth in the arch. Often they are used as temporary prostheses during dental implant treatment.

Long Term Success

Like your natural teeth, good oral hygiene ensures longevity and success of treatment. Systemic and medical issues such as smoking can increase the risk of dental implant complications and reduce their longevity.

Replacements Needed

Dentures may need to be refitted or replaced as a result of age and deterioration of the gums and jawbone. Partial dentures which replace one or multiple teeth can lead to an increased risk of further tooth breakdown.

Preserves Jawbone

Dental implants stimulate the jawbone like natural teeth, preserving the jawbone and preventing deterioration.

Contribute to Bone Loss

Because dentures only rest on the gums, the jawbone does not receive the necessary stimulation and will resorb with time. Long term denture use can often increase the complexity of future dental implant placement.

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All on Four Dental Implant Services at Aria Dental

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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risk. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Our dental professionals provide a comprehensive range of dental implant services, including All on 4 from our Perth CBD location. We are easily accessible for patients in West Perth, East Perth, South Perth, North Perth, Subiaco, and surrounding suburbs.