Dental Implants vs. Dentures: The Pros and Cons

Dental Implants vs. Dentures: The Pros and Cons

Missing teeth not only cause considerable embarrassment but can also impact the health of neighboring teeth. Luckily tooth replacement options, like dentures and dental implants, are available that can restore tooth loss and boost your confidence. This blog explores the pros and cons of each option.



  • Best for people who have weak gums or significant bone loss
  • Less expensive than dental implants
  • Usually covered by insurance
  • The procedure to create dentures is non-invasive
  • Easy to modify, if additional teeth are lost 


  • Can slip out of place while eating or talking
  • Improperly fitted dentures can cause mouth sores, infection in neighboring teeth, and difficulties in speaking.
  • Cannot be worn overnight
  • Do not look as natural as dental implants
  • Certain foods cannot be eaten with a denture
  • Typically only last 3-6 years before they need replacement

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Dental Implants


  • Long-lasting (20 years or more)
  • Look and feel like natural teeth
  • Fused with the jawbone, so will not move out of place
  • Better fit than regular dentures
  • Require same maintenance as regular teeth (daily brushing and flossing)
  • Promotes healthy jawbone and prevents jawbone deterioration 
  • Patients can enjoy their favorite food that is sticky and crunchy


  • More expensive than traditional dentures
  • May not be covered by insurance
  • Not suitable for people with unhealthy mouths or inadequate bone tissue
  • The whole procedure takes longer than getting regular dentures
  • The procedure requires minor surgery

Ultimately, you would need to work with your dentist to determine the best option for your specific case.

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