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Dental Implants vs. Dentures

April 29, 2021 3:06 am
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Losing teeth – even just one – can have a big effect on your life. It changes how you speak, what you can eat, and how you look. But thanks to modern dentistry, you have a handful of tooth replacement options. Dental implants and dentures are two of the most popular. In this blog post, we discuss how they stack up against each other.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are made up of a titanium post and an accompanying tooth replacement (either a crown, bridge, or denture). The post is surgically implanted in your jawbone. As the area heals, it fuses with the bone. Then, the tooth replacement goes on top. Dental implants are unique because they’re the only tooth replacement that also replaces the root of your missing tooth. This preserves your jawbone density. Additionally, you care for dental implants just like your natural teeth!


Dentures are made from an acrylic base and artificial teeth. Full dentures replace an entire arch. Unless they are stabilized with implants, they are held in place by strong adhesive. Partial dentures can be used if you’re only missing a few teeth; these clip onto your neighboring natural teeth. To clean your dentures, you’ll need to remove them.

Implants vs. Dentures: Which Is Better?

There are pros and cons to both implants and dentures. Implants last longer (15+ years), look and feel more natural, and preserve your jawbone. Dentures tend to be more affordable, are less invasive, and don’t require certain jawbone density.

Tooth Replacement in Dallas, TX

Implants and dentures are both excellent tooth replacements that restore your smile and chewing function. At your consultation, Dr. Cecilia Simmons and Dr. Jeremy Simmons will discuss whether implants or dentures are the better choice for you. We’ll factor in things like your oral health, how many teeth you’re missing, and your budget. If you have questions about any of the services we offer or want to schedule an appointment at our Dallas office, please contact us today!

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