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What is the Difference Between Dentures and Dental Implants?


We are fortunate to have found a way to replace damaged teeth. Without this amazing discovery, our ability to chew would be weakened enough to affect what and how we eat. Our overall look would decline, our form of speech would become unclear, and the way we feel about our self would take a major hit.

Having teeth has always been an important part of life as shown in the fact that the first discovery of replacement teeth dates all the way back to 2500 BC, in Mexico, where evidence was found to prove early false teeth that were made of wolf’s teeth. Since then, false teeth have evolved from animal teeth to wooden teeth to dentures. Today, dental implants are all the rage.  

Why People Choose Tooth Replacement

Most people choose to have their teeth replaced, through cosmetic surgery, to:

  • Improve their look
  • Increase chewing effectiveness
  • Speak more clearly
  • Feel better about self

Currently, there are three popular choices available to repair damaged teeth, featuring our “teeth-in-a-day” easy process:

The final decision is always up to the person, however, there are lots of things to consider when trying to decide if dentures would be a better fit for you lifestyle or dental implants:

Denture Pros

  • Less expensive
  • Low maintenance
  • Better look
  • Speak clearer

Denture Cons

  • Adjustments needed
  • Adhesive required
  • Irritation possible
  • Sense of taste reduced
  • Increase bone loss
  • Need to be replaced

Partial Denture Pros

  • Cost-efficient
  • Removable for easy cleaning
  • Simple procedure
  • Causes no harm to the surrounding teeth
  • Raises a person’s overall look and appeal

Partial Denture Cons

  • Reduces sense of taste
  • Vulnerable to infection
  • Causes bone loss
  • Must be replaced
  • Can result in more plaque build-up in the surrounding teeth

Dental Implant Pros

  • Looks more natural
  • Feels like real teeth
  • Functions like real teeth
  • Maintains taste
  • Preserves bone loss
  • Lasts a lifetime
  • No adhesive

Dental Implant Cons

  • More expensive
  • Possible failure of implant
  • Risk of gum disease
  • Some minor discomfort

Dentures, a dental implant, or a partial bridge can be used to replace one tooth, a couple of teeth or a full set of teeth.

For more information on dentures, partial dentures or dental implants, contact Vegas Tooth Dr. today by calling 702.473.4100 and let us help you choose which style works best to meet your desired look.  

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