If you’re considering full mouth dental implants to replace your dentures, it can be a struggle to afford it.  Luckily there are more affordable options that can greatly improve quality of life for denture-wearers at a fraction of the cost.

1)      Consider replacing only your lower denture.  

Many denture-wearers find that it is only the lower denture that gives them the most trouble. By fixing the lower denture with four or more implants and wearing a full upper denture as normal, many patients find that their quality of life, ability to smile, eat, and talk without rubbing, painful, or a loose-fitting lower denture improves tenfold. This, of course, cuts the price of complete teeth replacement implants in half.

2)      Secure your denture with an implant or two.

While a full fixed bridge on implants requires a minimum of four implants, on or two well-placed implants can make a huge difference in securing your existing dentures at a fraction of the price.  By creating a denture that can ‘latch on’ to these implants but still be removed for sleeping and cleaning, these implants can hugely reduce the amount of movement that causes so much trouble for many denture-wearers.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr Helen Voronina

Dr Helen Voronina is the principal dentist at "Dr Helen's Dental & Implant Studio". Having graduated from the University of Melbourne and later from the Brener Implant Institute, in her practice she places emphases on the implant, aesthetic and reconstructive dentistry. She is a member of the Australian Dental Association, The International Congress of Implantology and The Australian Society of Implant Dentistry (ASID). She is a former chairperson for the National Dental Foundation and an official dentist for the Melbourne Hearts Football Club.