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Cost of Full Mouth Dental Implants vs Long-Term Savings

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Smile Stop Dentures & Implants discusses the long-term savings for your smile with dental implants.

Considering replacing all your teeth? Dentures are a traditional option, but full mouth dental implants have become increasingly popular. While the initial cost of implants may seem higher, they can actually save you money in the long run. Let's explore the reasons why!

Understanding Denture Costs:

Dentures offer a removable solution for replacing all missing teeth. The initial cost might seem attractive compared to implants. However, several factors contribute to ongoing expenses with dentures:

  • Relines and Repairs: Over time, dentures naturally lose their fit due to jawbone shrinkage. This necessitates relines or complete replacements, typically every 5-7 years. These adjustments and new dentures add to the total cost.

  • Denture Adhesives: To ensure a secure fit, daily use of denture adhesives is common. These ongoing costs may seem small, but they can add up over time.

  • Soft Liners: For added comfort, some dentures require soft liners, which need to be replaced periodically, incurring additional costs.

The Hidden Costs of Dentures:

Beyond the direct financial costs, dentures can have hidden drawbacks:

  • Impact on Eating: Dentures can slip or become loose, making it difficult to chew certain foods. This can lead to limitations in your diet and potential nutritional deficiencies.

  • Speech Difficulties: Dentures can affect your speech, causing slurring or mumbling. This can impact your confidence in social settings.

  • Bone Loss: Dentures don't stimulate the jawbone like natural teeth. Over time, this can lead to bone loss. It affects facial structure and potentially requiring additional dental procedures down the line.

The Long-Term Value of Implants:

Full mouth dental implants are surgically placed titanium posts that mimic the root structure of natural teeth. These posts support a fixed bridge or denture, creating a permanent and stable solution. 

While the cost of dental implants is a natural concern, there are significant benefits to weigh as well. Here's why implants offer long-term value:

  • Durability and Longevity: Implants are incredibly durable and can last a lifetime with proper care. This eliminates the need for repeated denture replacements.

  • Improved Function: Implants function much like natural teeth, allowing you to chew comfortably and enjoy a wider variety of foods. This can improve your overall dietary health.

  • Enhanced Speech: Implants provide a secure fit, eliminating speech difficulties associated with loose dentures.

  • Jawbone Preservation: Implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and maintaining facial structure. This eliminates the need for future bone grafting procedures.

Considering the Long-Term Picture:

While the upfront cost of full mouth dental implants may be higher than dentures, the long-term savings are significant. Think of it as an investment in your oral health, overall well-being, and confidence.

Here's a breakdown of the cost comparison:

  • Dentures: While the initial cost is lower, ongoing relines, repairs, adhesives, and soft liners add up over time. Additionally, potential bone loss could lead to further dental procedures.

  • Implants: The initial cost is higher, but there are minimal long-term expenses. Implants also contribute to improved oral health, reducing the need for additional treatments.

Imagine biting into a crisp apple without worry, laughing freely without a hand over your mouth, and engaging in conversations with newfound confidence. Dental implants can transform your smile from a source of self-consciousness into a radiant symbol of self-assurance. 

The ability to chew comfortably opens a world of culinary delights, while a secure, natural-looking smile empowers you to connect with others on a deeper level. With dental implants, the simple act of smiling becomes a source of joy. Thnk about the newfound confidence and zest for life that blossoms alongside your healthy, beautiful smile.

Smile Stop Dentures & Implants: Your Partner in a Healthy Smile

At Smile Stop Dentures & Implants, we understand the importance of a healthy and confident smile. We offer both dentures and full mouth dental implants. Our team will work with you to determine the best option for your individual needs and budget.

We encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dentists to discuss your options. You will receive a personalized cost breakdown for both dentures and implants. Together, we can create a treatment plan that fits your smile goals and financial considerations.

Remember, a healthy smile is an investment in your overall well-being. Don't let initial cost concerns prevent you from exploring the long-term benefits of full mouth dental implants!

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918-446-0128 (Tulsa)

918-331-2221 (Bartlesville)


Wes Thompson, DDS

5676 W Skelly Drive, Suite A Tulsa, OK. 74107 (918) 446-0128


John Lard, DDS

1820 SE Washington Blvd Bartlesville, OK 74006

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