The majority of discomfort reported by patients who wear traditional complete or partial dentures is due to tiny movements of the denture against the soft tissues of the jaw. Implant-retained dentures use implants as anchors and prevent this movement. This results in dentures that cannot be exceeded in terms of comfort and eating ability. In general the upper jaw requires 4 implants while the lower jaw only needs 2. An added benefit is that because the dentures do not need to rely on suction to be held in place, the upper denture can be as small as a partial denture.
The total cost of this type of denture is less than 1/3rd of an All-on-4 fixture (also known as fixed retained bridge). Another advantage of an implant-retained denture is that the patient is able to clean the abutments (implants) by brushing them. All-on-4 fixtures require a visit to a dentist to clean and maintain, adding cost and hassle.
Most importantly an All-on-4 fixtures relies on all 4 implants to be perfectly functional which means that if any of the implants fail, then the whole fixture is lost resulting in an investment loss of $20,000-$40,000 for each fixture.
|Implant-Retained Denture||All-on-4 Fixture|
|Retention & Comfort||✔︎||✔︎|
|Chewing Strength & Durability||✔︎||✔︎|
|No Maintenance Fees||✔︎||✘|
|Cleanable at Home||✔︎||✘|
|Replacement Fees per Jaw||less than $5,000||between $20,000 and $40,000|
Book an appointment for a consultation and we’ll go through all your options and their respective prices.
Once agreed on a solution we begin by taking an impression of your mouth to immediately begin working on your denture.
You come in to try your denture and we keep on adjusting till we, and you, are satisfied.
We make the finishing touches and handover your denture that’s ready for your everyday use!
2-year Denture Plan Included
All of our dentures come with a 2-year Denture Plan which includes a free yearly checkup and consultation, and a free professional denture cleaning.
All of our dentures and services are made by our on-site dental laboratory and dental technicians that have over 25 years of experience in designing dentures. No work is outsourced overseas or sent off-site. Our materials are all acquired from top Australian dental suppliers and comply with strict government regulations.