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The Difference Between Dentures & Implants


If you are missing multiple teeth and would like to restore your smile, you have a choice between two popular restorative dentistry procedures – dentures and dental implants/tooth implants. Here is a helpful comparison of these two treatment options to help you make the right choice.

What Are The Advantages and Disadvantages of Dentures? 

Dentures, when fitted correctly, offer a comfortable, lasting solution to missing teeth. This option is also far more affordable than dental implants while still giving patients great results. The right pair of well-fitted dentures will last between 5 and 10 years, allow you to chew solid foods easily and speak clearly. However, there are some disadvantages.

Because dentures are removable, they do require some additional care in order to keep them clean, free of food particles and in good condition. In addition, you will not be able to eat foods that are very hard, sticky or chewy as they can dislodge or damage even the most secure denture. If your denture is not fitted correctly, it can be very uncomfortable to use and painful to wear. It can also become uncomfortable over time as the shape of your mouth changes, leading to multiple refitting procedures.

Another concern with dentures is that they don’t provide enough stimulation to your jaw as you chew – stimulation that is vital in order to keep your bone structure healthy and strong. This can lead to a weakening of the bone structure in your jaw and lower face over the long-term.

What Are The Advantages and Disadvantages of Dental Implants? 

As an alternative to dentures, dental implants from a cosmetic dentist also offer you a high quality solution for restoring your smile. These implants connect directly to your jawbone, making them exceptionally comfortable, durable and secure. They also mimic the actions of natural teeth, preventing the loss of muscle and jawbone density that occurs with other teeth replacement options and preserving your oral health. In some cases where it has already been lost, many patients actually regain bone density, restoring their health and facial structure.

Dental implants are a great solution because they look like a completely natural, straight set of teeth, giving you an attractive smile as well as the full functionality of a healthy set of teeth. Unlike dentures, you will be able to eat exactly what you like, when you like – regardless of whether the food is hard, tough to chew or sticky. Dental implants are also very easy to care for as they only require a gentle brushing and are fully resistant to tooth decay.

Book your consultation with a leading Montville, NJ cosmetic dentist today 

At the dental practice of Dr. Anthony Cannilla, our friendly and welcoming team is dedicated to helping you maintain a healthy, happy smile. With safe, state-of-the-art dental care and a stress-free environment, we pride ourselves on giving each patient the individual attention and care that they deserve. If you would like more information on dental implants or other restorative dentistry procedures, please contact us today or visit our website at

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