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What's the difference between dentures and implants?

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Dr. Aaron Cook
Dentistry
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In brief: Lots

Dental implants are titanium "screws" that are placed in the jawbone to prevent boneloss and anchor crowns/bridges/dentures.
Complete dentures, when worn, give the person the appearance of having a full set of teeth, and allow them to chew food and speak more naturally. This is a very short, in-a-nutshell type answer. See your dentist for a more thorough discussion.

In brief: Lots

Dental implants are titanium "screws" that are placed in the jawbone to prevent boneloss and anchor crowns/bridges/dentures.
Complete dentures, when worn, give the person the appearance of having a full set of teeth, and allow them to chew food and speak more naturally. This is a very short, in-a-nutshell type answer. See your dentist for a more thorough discussion.
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Lots

Implants are titanium "root replacements" which are surgically placed in the bone and , after healing, are used as foundations.
You can have one or more teeth built using them , or use them to help hold in and support a removable prosthesis (denture). Dentures are removable teeth, and can be partial (some teeth replaced) using remaining teeth to hold, or complete , replacing all teeth.

In brief: Lots

Implants are titanium "root replacements" which are surgically placed in the bone and , after healing, are used as foundations.
You can have one or more teeth built using them , or use them to help hold in and support a removable prosthesis (denture). Dentures are removable teeth, and can be partial (some teeth replaced) using remaining teeth to hold, or complete , replacing all teeth.
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Lance Timmerman
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Apples/oranges

Dentures are sets of teeth that sit on top of gums and bone to allow chewing again, but poorly tolerated by people.
Implants are titanium screws that replace roots of teeth or can anchor restorations. Implants can be combined with dentures for a better fitting denture, but they are not similar things, therefore the difference is "everything".

In brief: Apples/oranges

Dentures are sets of teeth that sit on top of gums and bone to allow chewing again, but poorly tolerated by people.
Implants are titanium screws that replace roots of teeth or can anchor restorations. Implants can be combined with dentures for a better fitting denture, but they are not similar things, therefore the difference is "everything".
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Dr. Lance Timmerman
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Dr. James Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Dentures / Implants

Dentures are artificial teeth that rest on top of the gums and are poorly tolerated by many people.
Implants are metallic screws that are inserted into the jawbone, undergo a process of integration, and can then be used to support dentures. Dentures that are implant-supported are stable and don't slide or slip like regular dentures. They aren't supported by the gum tissue and don't cause bone loss.

In brief: Dentures / Implants

Dentures are artificial teeth that rest on top of the gums and are poorly tolerated by many people.
Implants are metallic screws that are inserted into the jawbone, undergo a process of integration, and can then be used to support dentures. Dentures that are implant-supported are stable and don't slide or slip like regular dentures. They aren't supported by the gum tissue and don't cause bone loss.
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