Gentle Dental of Shelby Township
4737 24 Mile Rd Suite 1, Shelby Township, MI 48316

Compare the Dental Difference between Dentures and All-on-4 Dental Implants

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Are you self-conscious because you’ve lost teeth over time? Today, the two top ways to replace missing teeth are dentures and All-on-4® dental implants. Get a closer look at each to see which treatment to choose to save your smile.

The Differences of Dentures

Forget the dentures of the past. Today’s dentures are much better and offer many more benefits. Dentures are made of delicate porcelain and special acrylics that are crafted to look like natural teeth and gums. Dentures are temporary appliances that are placed on top of the gums and supported by the jaw. Dentures are removable and must be taken out every day for cleaning and while sleeping. While dentures have come a long way in recent years, their removable nature makes them much less secure than the permanent All-on-4 dental implants.

All of the Distinctions of All-on-4 Implants

Thanks to advances in dentistry, there’s a permanent way to replace teeth known as All-on-4 dental implants. These implants are small titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the jaw to support an entire set of artificial teeth. All-on-4 dental implants offer many major benefits, such as:

  • Permanent tooth replacement
  • Won’t move due to daily wear, which often occurs with dentures
  • Stronger and longer-lasting than dentures to ensure confident wear
  • Better for dental health and daily function because they prevent jawbone erosion
  • They retain facial appearance by maintaining the shape of the jawline.
  • Over time, All-on-4 dental implants cost less than dentures because they don’t require replacement or call for as many dental visits for placement and adjustment.

The Better Choice for You

Talk to your dentist about which tooth replacement option is right for you. Whichever you choose, realize that both dentures and All-on-4 dental implants will vary by cost based on your dental needs and the location of your treatment.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Shelby Township, call Gentle Dental of Shelby Township today at (248) 721-4086 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Shelby Township. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Shelby Township, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Shelby Township.

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Patient Reviews
Great care and they don’t push unnecessary products or treatments. Just like my old family Dentist. Highly recommend.
Kay B.
The staff at Gentle Dental in Shelby Twp have been my dental professionals for over 20 years. The facility is extremely clean, the dentists are knowledgeable and friendly, Debi the dental hygienist […]
Michele C.
I am new to this office and my first appointment was pleasant (well… as pleasant as going to the dentist can be, I guess!). The staff was nice and I loved Dr. Steffens.
Casey V.
Very professional, helpful, and kind especially since I am not very good at handling the dentist
Meagan J.
Great care and advice from my hygienist, Debi Winkler. She is such an inspiration.
Victoria G.
Everyone here was so extremely friendly and professional. Going to the dentist is not my favorite thing to do but they sure made it a great experience
Georgina K.
always please with the office and staff
Janet J.
Everyone is friendly and the service is superb.
Diane W.
Everyone that helped me was awesome. Friendly and caring. I would recommend highly. So glad i chose this office.
Jennifer S.
Because the dentist and staff is phenomenal!
Shelley A.
I had a small emergency they able to see me immediately they were all very friendly and helpful I had a small emergency been able to get me into your schedule immediately everyone was very helpful […]
Mike C.
The staff was very nice and professional. Dr Torres was great and he was very informative and explained the procedures.
Margo M.
Debbie is very thorough.
Rita F.
My cleaning, x-rays and examination were all handled very professionally and efficiently, so I was done in less than one hour.
Thomas M.
Because they are so nice and friendly.
Darnajah T.
Friendly staff, Dentist very patient with me.
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Friendly
James M.
Very thorough, answered all my questions, staff is friendly.
Otto A.
hygentist & dentist both were concered for the best p ossible outcomes for me
Harold P.
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  • Monday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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