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Dental implants vs dentures

Dental implants and dentures are two popular options for replacing missing teeth, but they offer different benefits and drawbacks. In this blog, we will compare dental implants and dentures, so you can make an informed decision about which option is right for you.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone, serving as a replacement for the root of a missing tooth. The implant is then topped with a crown that looks and functions just like a natural tooth.

Advantages of Dental Implants

  • Dental implants are a permanent solution, meaning they do not need to be removed or replaced.
  • Implants are designed to last a lifetime, making them a long-term investment in your oral health.
  • Implants look, feel, and function just like natural teeth, so they don’t affect your eating or speaking ability.
  • Implants preserve the jawbone, preventing bone loss and maintaining a youthful appearance.

Disadvantages of Dental Implants

  • Dental implants are a more complex and invasive procedure than dentures, and may require multiple appointments and a longer healing time.
  • They also tend to be more expensive than dentures.


Dentures are removable prosthetic devices that replace missing teeth. They come in two forms: full or partial dentures. Full dentures replace all of the missing teeth in an arch, while partial dentures replace just a few missing teeth.

Advantages of Dentures

  • Dentures are a less invasive and less expensive option than dental implants.
  • They can be easily removed and cleaned, making them convenient for patients.
  • Dentures are typically ready to use in a matter of weeks, making them a quick solution for missing teeth.

Disadvantages of Dentures

  • Dentures are not as stable or secure as dental implants, meaning they can slip or move around in the mouth, affecting eating and speaking.
  • Over time, dentures may need to be refitted or replaced due to changes in the mouth.
  • Dentures can also cause bone loss, leading to a sunken appearance over time.

In conclusion, both dental implants and dentures have their own unique benefits and drawbacks. Dental implants are a more permanent and natural-feeling solution, but are more invasive and expensive. Dentures are a more convenient and cost-effective option, but may not be as stable or secure as dental implants. If you’re considering either option, it’s important to consult with one of our qualified dental professionals to determine which one is right for you.

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