Implant Comparisons Implants vs Dentures
Benefits like improved comfort, enhanced taste and chewing ability, and better overall dental health make it easy to see why dental implants are emerging as the preferred tooth replacement solution over dentures.
Comparing Jawbone Health
Dentures accelerate bone loss in the jaw, which can lead to further deterioration of facial structure.
Dental implants preserve the remaining jawbone to help maintain facial structure and keep you looking younger.
Considering that dental implant treatment is a very specialized, one-day dental surgery procedure, the initial cost of implants is higher than dentures.
While dentures are a less expensive option upfront, costs like repeatedly buying fixatives and cleaning solutions add up over a long period of time. They also usually need to be replaced every seven to 15 years, whereas dental implants can last a lifetime. Studies show that in most cases dental implants are likely to last at least 25 years with proper care and maintenance.
Innovative treatments, precise technology, and the ClearChoice Smile Healthy® approach help make dental implants a long-lasting investment in your dental and overall health. Third-party financing options are available for patients who qualify. You owe it to yourself to learn more.
Comparing Fit, Function, and Comfort
Imagine waking up without adhesive gel or dental pain, enjoying your favorite food without it getting stuck between your dentures and the roof of your mouth, and laughing in public without worrying if your teeth will slip or rattle around.
With dental implants, you’ll regain the comfort and function of your natural teeth with a healthy new smile that feels great and looks even better. Picture yourself living life, completely free of the hassles, discomforts, and embarrassment of dentures. For many people, deciding to invest in dental implants simply comes down to quality of life and peace of mind.
|Can feel fake and unnatural||Feel and function like natural teeth|
|Often slip and move around; cause discomfort||Strong, stable, and securely attached to the jaw; fit comfortably|
|Likely require creams and adhesives||No need for creams or adhesives|
|Restricted chewing capacity (often have to avoid certain foods)||Help restore normal chewing capacity|
|Eventually need to be remade or relined||Long-term solution|
|Need to be removed daily, for cleaning||Easy care and cleaning without removal|
|Less expensive, but often less effective||Investment can last a lifetime|
|Cover palate, reducing ability to taste and sense temperature||Maintain normal senses of taste and temperature|