Dentures or Implants?

Many Patients Ask Us

Should I have Dentures or Implants?

We can never really say one or the other, but to help you make an informed decision on dentures or implants, the following video is Simon Miles of Smiles Centre, Swindon explaining the benefits of both implants and dentures.

Denture Pros

  • Treatment can be finished quicker, usually within 5-6 weeks
  • They are easy to maintain
  • There is no surgery or dental work required other than impressions
  • They cost less than Implants
  • Implants can be fitted after the denture is made

Denture Cons

  • Sometimes, there may be stability issues
  • You have to remove them to clean
  • Lower dentures are usually more unstable than upper dentures
  • Can be bulkier in the mouth, this does depend on many factors

Implant Pros

  • Can be fixed in place so no removing
  • Closest to having natural teeth
  • No interference with other remaining teeth ( like with a bridge )
  • Minimal bulk in mouth, single teeth and implant retained dentures

Implant Cons

  • It’s the most expensive option
  • There is some surgery involved
  • It takes longer

It really does depend a lot on your circumstances, many of our patients have dentures made first and then come back to have implants fitted if they feel they are needed. It’s more common that the patients are satisfied with the fit of the dentures and having premium dentures does make a big difference.

If you have a full upper denture, there are major benefits to have implants fitted, the biggest is probably that you can remove the pallet because this is no longer required for suction. We often find that lower partial dentures just don’t need the implants because you can make a really small intricate chrome frame.

dentures or implants
Recent denture patient at Smiles Centre

One thing is for sure, whatever you decide, having the best treatment can be life changing.

The best way to consider you options is to come in and speak to the team, at Smiles, we have an implant dentist and a clinical dental technician who can through all the options with you. Please book an appointment with us by the consultation form on this page



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