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Dentures vs. Dental Implants

Dental Implants vs. Dentures: Choosing the Right Tooth Replacement Option

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants and dentures are two popular options that have transformed the lives of countless patients. At Dousman Family Dentistry, we are committed to helping you make informed decisions about preserving your oral and dental health. Whether implants or dentures are right for you, we'll be here to provide you with support, education and competent care every step of the way.

Dental Implants: A Permanent and Secure Solution

Dental implants are the gold standard for tooth replacement, offering a permanent and stable solution to closely mimic the function and appearance of natural teeth. Dental implants require surgical placement of titanium posts into the jawbone, where they fuse with your bone through a process called osseointegration. Once fully integrated, the implants serve as foundations for artificial teeth, which are custom-made to blend seamlessly with your natural smile. Dental implants provide unmatched stability, allowing you to confidently eat, speak and smile without worrying about slipping or discomfort.

Dentures: A Reliable and Removable Option

Dentures have been a tried-and-true tooth replacement method for many years, offering a reliable and removable solution for patients missing multiple teeth or entire arches. Dentures are prosthetic devices with artificial teeth set in a gum-colored acrylic base that fits snugly over your gums. Dentures can replace all teeth on the upper or lower arch, or partially fill in gaps between natural teeth. Dentures provide functional and aesthetic benefits, and they require occasional adjustments and adhesive for stability.

Key Differences to Consider

  • Longevity: Dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime with proper care, making them a long-term investment in your oral health. Dentures may need periodic adjustments and replacements due to natural wear over time.
  • Stability: Dental implants are firmly anchored in the jawbone, eliminating concerns about slipping or clicking while speaking or eating. Dentures rely on adhesive for stability and may have slight movement during use.
  • Bone Health: Dental implants help preserve jawbone health by stimulating bone growth through osseointegration. Dentures do not offer this benefit and may contribute to gradual bone loss over time.
  • Aesthetics: Both implants and dentures can provide aesthetically pleasing results. Dental implants offer a more natural appearance as they emerge from the gums like real teeth. Dentures are designed to look like real teeth and complement your facial features.

Dentures Vs Dental Implants Full Comparison


Dental Implants

 More affordable

 Easy to care for like natural teeth

 Starting with dentures allows more time to heal before considering implants

Feel and function like natural teeth

Can move around and cause discomfort

 No impact on speech intelligibility

 Non-invasive solution


 Easy to modify to accommodate future tooth loss

 Can be expensive

 Not as natural looking 

 Require surgical implantation

 Regular daily removal and cleaning

 Lengthy healing process

 More frequent replacement - 3 to 6 years

 Temporary side effects: headaches, nausea & mood swings

Which Option is Right for You?

The decision between dental implants and dentures depends on various factors, including your oral health, bone density, budget and personal preferences. Our team at Dousman Family Dentistry thoroughly evaluates and works closely with you to determine the best tooth replacement option. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality care and helping you achieve a confident, functional smile.

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