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How do dentures and dental implants differ?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Frank
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: Huge difference!

Denture sit on the gums and use suction for retention.
Dental implants are biocompatible anchors in the bone that allow a dentrue to snap in or screw in for a significant improvement in stability, support, chewing ability, improved speech and confidence!

In brief: Huge difference!

Denture sit on the gums and use suction for retention.
Dental implants are biocompatible anchors in the bone that allow a dentrue to snap in or screw in for a significant improvement in stability, support, chewing ability, improved speech and confidence!
Dr. Scott Frank
Dr. Scott Frank
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Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Prosthesis vs anchor

'dentures' is a term used to describe a type of prosthesis.
Dental implants are the 'screws' that are placed into the bone. After healing, the implants can be used to build crowns, bridges, or complete arch prostheses onto. For a person with no teeth, we can place implants and build a denture which is supported and retained by the implants, providing stability, esthetics, and comfort.

In brief: Prosthesis vs anchor

'dentures' is a term used to describe a type of prosthesis.
Dental implants are the 'screws' that are placed into the bone. After healing, the implants can be used to build crowns, bridges, or complete arch prostheses onto. For a person with no teeth, we can place implants and build a denture which is supported and retained by the implants, providing stability, esthetics, and comfort.
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dr. Kevin Owoc
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Dr. Robert Tupac
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Very different

Dentures are substitutes for having no teeth at all--they sit on the gums only.
Dental implants are anchors that go into the bone and can be fitted with crowns or with attachments that hold dentures in place.

In brief: Very different

Dentures are substitutes for having no teeth at all--they sit on the gums only.
Dental implants are anchors that go into the bone and can be fitted with crowns or with attachments that hold dentures in place.
Dr. Robert Tupac
Dr. Robert Tupac
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Greatly !

Dentures are supported by the gum tissue.
Implants are placed in the bone and act as anchors or foundations onto which teeth can be built or dentures can be supported and retained with attachments like the snaps on a windbreaker. A huge improvement in quality of life and ability to function.

In brief: Greatly !

Dentures are supported by the gum tissue.
Implants are placed in the bone and act as anchors or foundations onto which teeth can be built or dentures can be supported and retained with attachments like the snaps on a windbreaker. A huge improvement in quality of life and ability to function.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Barry Levin
Dentistry - Periodontics

In brief: Significantly

Dental implants can be used to stabilize dentures, eliminating the need for messy adhesives and preserve jaw bone loss.
Dentures rely on a precise fit and seal and frequently need to be adjusted or relined to fit as the underlying jaw bone resorbs or shrinks. Implants can also be utilized to provide a fixed or permanent tooth replacement, eliminating the need for removable dentures altogether.

In brief: Significantly

Dental implants can be used to stabilize dentures, eliminating the need for messy adhesives and preserve jaw bone loss.
Dentures rely on a precise fit and seal and frequently need to be adjusted or relined to fit as the underlying jaw bone resorbs or shrinks. Implants can also be utilized to provide a fixed or permanent tooth replacement, eliminating the need for removable dentures altogether.
Dr. Barry Levin
Dr. Barry Levin
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Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry

In brief: Implants

Dental implants are small titanium screws placed in the jaw bone to secure and stabilize a prosthesis such as denture or crown.

In brief: Implants

Dental implants are small titanium screws placed in the jaw bone to secure and stabilize a prosthesis such as denture or crown.
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dr. Maryam Chiani
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