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Difference Between Dentures and Dental Implants

Posted on 3/8/2021 by Young Jun DDS MD FACS
Difference Between Dentures and Dental ImplantsAnyone who is weighing their choices of artificial teeth solution has probably looked into dentures and dental implants. They are both good solutions to consider when looking for replacement tooth options. Each one has its own set of benefits and drawbacks which will be detailed in this post.


One of the biggest benefits of dentures is they are considerably less expensive than dental implants. In most cases, they can be made the same day so the patient can walk out of the office with a new set of artificial teeth. They can be removed for easy cleaning and proper oral care. Dentures also do not require a set amount of bone tissue in order to be properly placed.

One of the drawbacks is they are made of a softer material than tooth enamel and might require a change to the patient's diet. They can also be stained easier than tooth enamel because they are more porous. They also require patients to use an adhesive to make sure they stay in place.

Dental Implants

Dental implants offer another choice for artificial teeth. They are a permanent part of the mouth and can be treated just like natural teeth. Flossing and brushing can continue normally, and they can even be professionally cleaned during the twice-yearly cleanings recommended by the American Dental Association. They can also be tinted and shaped to perfectly match the patient's existing teeth and oral cavity.

One drawback to dental implants is the exorbitant cost. In some cases, it can cost over $40,000.00 to replace both upper and lower teeth. Dental implants also have a specific set of prerequisites in order to have a successful placement. They need an adequate amount of bone mass in both the upper and lower jaws in order to properly support the implants. They also require there to be no decay or disease in the oral cavity.

If you would like more information on dentures or dental implants, we can help answer your questions. We are always available for any questions.

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