Skip ToContent
Main Content

Differences Between Dental Implants and Dentures

Dental ImplantsIf you have lost multiple teeth, you have two main options available to you. These options are dentures and dental implants. Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth that consist of artificial teeth mounted on a gum-colored base. For those who want a more permanent and low-maintenance option, dental implants may be the better option. Dental implants consist of metal posts, which will fuse to the jawbone and serve as tooth roots for artificial teeth that will screw onto the posts.

Dentures vs. Dental Implants

It can be an emotional and overwhelming decision for many patients, and we believe that the decision is easier when you have all of the facts.

  • Aesthetics – Dental implants look and feel much more natural than dentures. Dentures take a lot of getting used to and can be uncomfortable. Dental implants, on the other hand, will function and feel exactly like your natural teeth.
  • Diet & Speech – Dentures can make it difficult to eat and speak until you get used to them. Additionally, dentures restrict the kinds of food you can eat as sticky or chewy foods can cause the dentures to loosen or fall out. Dental implants are fixed replacements, meaning you can resume life as normal after they’ve been placed.
  • Damage To Remaining Teeth – Removing and replacing dentures in and out of your mouth multiple times a day can eventually cause damage to the neighboring natural teeth. Because dental implants are fixed, this is not an issue with them.
  • Replacement Issues – It’s been recommended that dentures be replaced every 5 years as your mouth and bone structures change with age and the dentures wear down. If properly cared for through good oral hygiene, dental implants can last a lifetime and never need to be replaced.
  • Cost – Dental implants will be more expensive than dentures. It’s a personal decision if the cost outweighs the benefit of dental implants. Here at SpringRock Dental, we’ll be happy to work with you and help you make this important decision.

For more information on dentures and dental implants, please don’t hesitate to contact SpringRock Dental. Our family dental office is located in Aurora, CO.  

Posted by

Share:

Archive

Feb 13, 2018, 7:55 PM
While undergoing orthodontic treatment, you’ll need to make some sacrifices. We know that this can be difficult, but just…
Jan 29, 2018, 10:09 PM
Luckily, our teeth are incredibly strong and durable. As long as we brush and floss every day, and visit the dentist every…
Jan 23, 2018, 8:17 PM
Most senior citizens face a wide array of health problems and sometimes their dental health issues seem trivial in…
Dec 18, 2017, 11:50 PM
If you’re stumped about how to stuff your child’s Christmas stocking this year, it’s a good idea to turn to things that can…
Dec 15, 2017, 8:18 PM
Here at SpringRock Dental, we know how difficult teething can be, both for babies and for their parents! When you learn that…
Dec 8, 2017, 2:44 PM
Because most people begin to brush their teeth on their own around 4-6 years old, you may think you have a pretty firm grasp…
Nov 24, 2017, 3:08 PM
Our teeth help us every day to eat, speak, and smile. But often do we really consider all the things they do for us and all…
Nov 15, 2017, 7:25 PM
If you have lost multiple teeth, you have two main options available to you. These options are dentures and dental implants.…
Oct 20, 2017, 9:22 PM
Halloween is right around the corner, which means lots of parties, costumes, pumpkin carving, and trick-or-treating.…
Sep 29, 2017, 8:17 AM
Soda isn’t great for your overall health, but it’s especially bad for your dental health. Not only is soda full of sugar, it…
  • Dental assistant with notes, link to learn more about SpringRock Dental

    Learn More About Us

    Here at Spring Rock Dental, our goal is to provide you and your family with top-notch dental care in a friendly and relaxing environment. At your first appointment, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with our dentist to discuss your personal oral health concerns and any goals you may have for your smile. Learn more
  • Calander, link to request appointment

    Request Appointment

    Remember, we provide quality dental care to the citizens of Aurora, City Center North, Centretech, Expo Park, Village East, Utah park, Highline Villages, Sable Ridge, Centre Pointe, Lowery, Hilltop, Montclair, Sienna, Auburn Hill, Aurora Highlands, Kingsborough, Lakeshore, and Sterling Hills! Click Here
  • Dental front office with headgear, link to contact us

    Get In Touch

    If you’re ready to take the next step by becoming a patient here at Spring Rock Dental, please request an appointment here or give us a call for more information!