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Implants Vs. Dentures: Dental Treatments For You

Is it better to get implants or dentures?

The question of whether implants or dentures are better for you relies on a variety of factors. In your free consultation, your dentist will discuss your options with you and help you to understand the pros and cons of each treatment. In some cases, you may be unable to receive the treatment you had in mind due to the structure of your mouth or the health of your teeth and jaw. 



However, it is important to remember that your dentist always has your best interest at heart. If you are suggested an alternative treatment to the one you had in mind it is purely due to what is best for you in the long run.

What are dentures?

Dentures are one of the most common solutions for missing teeth. They are false teeth that can either be full or partial, depending on how many teeth are missing, but they are always removable. Your dentist will be able to create modern dentures that are both natural-looking and comfortable.



Although dentures are removable, there is no need to fear them falling out. Dentures are moulded to your unique mouth shape and correctly made dentures won’t need any additional adhesive to keep them in place. However, there are also many adhesives for dentures should you feel you require a little extra security. 


Due to the removable nature of dentures, they are perfect for those who have weakened or unhealthy jaws. As they are either full or partial, they are also a popular choice for those who are missing several teeth.

How much do dentures cost?

Dentures are usually less expensive than dental implants. However, the exact price will vary depending on the type of dentures and the service you require. Most dentures are around £200, however, you should factor in whether or not you will require any additional dental treatments such as root canal treatment that may increase the overall cost of your procedure.


What are dental implants?

There are a variety of types of dental implants, and the treatment you get will depend on how many teeth you are needing to replace. Typically, a dental implant is a tooth (or several teeth) that is attached to a titanium screw that is placed directly into your jawbone, replacing your missing tooth root.   


At Aviva, we have a variety of options available such as dental implant treatments for a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. If a full arch treatment is required you don’t need to have a lot of implants, as we can use a technique called ‘All-on-4’, where a full arch of prosthetic teeth is fitted onto just four implants. 


If you are looking to secure your dentures, we can permanently attach them to your mouth using implants. This option is perfect for those who find that their dentures slip and move when they speak or eat.


Due to dental implants being permanent fixtures to your mouth, they are less likely to fall out or cause irritation to your mouth and gums. They also require fewer visits to the dentist overall.


How much do dental implants cost?

Dental implants cost more money than removable dentures. On average, dental implants can cost thousands of pounds when done by a reputable and private practitioner. However, this treatment will save you money over time, as they require fewer trips to the dentist and can be implanted and mostly forgotten about.


What is the difference between implants and dentures?

The main takeaway is that dental implants are permanent fixtures and that dentures can be removed. Dental implants are substitutional tooth roots that can be a higher cost but do not fall out and can look more natural than dentures. Dentures are a lower cost option for those who are missing multiple teeth and do not want a permanent replacement.


At Aviva Dentistry our friendly and qualified staff are happy to answer any of your questions and help you decide which option is the right one for you. Feel free to contact us for more information, or if you are ready to discuss your options for tooth replacement book your free consultation today.


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