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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Good service, short wait times, friendly staff
Deborah E.
Because the dentist and staff is phenomenal!
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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 […]
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This is the friendliness most caring office I have ever been to. The six staff members I encountered worked so well together and really seemed to enjoy working with one another, which made me feel so […]
Adam J.
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
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Because they are so nice and friendly.
Darnajah T.
My 4th time here and again a very comfortable and positive experience. All the staff seems very caring and accommodating about my needs and concerns. I have and will continue to refer this office to […]
Jim C.
Friendly and efficient staff
Don G.
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.
The staff was very nice and professional. Dr Torres was great and he was very informative and explained the procedures.
Margo M.
Absolutely fantastic place. I feel lucky to have found it. Genuinely careing, friendly and all around cool staff. Makes going to the dreaded dentist a million times better. I’ve been putting […]
Gage G.
very friendly professional I would recommend to anyone of my friends or family
Pete V.
My cleaning, x-rays and examination were all handled very professionally and efficiently, so I was done in less than one hour.
Thomas M.
The entire staff was extremely friendly and professional. I was comfortable the whole time.
Rachel K.
Great care and they don’t push unnecessary products or treatments. Just like my old family Dentist. Highly recommend.
Kay B.
Friendly staff, Dentist very patient with me.
Consuelo K.
Dr. STEFFENS is great ! She took her time in explaining the procedure that she was performing and did a excellent job. Deborah, the Hygienist is fantastic ! as well . The entire staff at the office […]
Michael S.
Quick, efficient and does the best to accommodate my schedule.
Julie K.
Great service
Jonathan C.
They are super nice and very gentel I hate going to the dentist but felt secure here. It’s great they are open late a couple nights a week so my husband can go and doesn’t have to take […]
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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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