Dental implants vs

Which one to choose?

To improve your confidence and aesthetics there are multiple options available that vary based on price, feel, technicalities etc. Let us break it down for you, so you can make the right choice.

dental implants vs dentures
Dental implants

Dental implants: step by step

Surgical Placement of Implant

Preparation and drilling of the jawbone are done to receive the implant under local anesthesia. In certain cases, a bone graft may be needed if the bone does not have enough height or lacks strength.


Following insertion of the implant, a healing period of 3-6 months is observed to allow a proper union between the jawbone and the implant.

Placing Abutment

A second surgical procedure is done to expose the implant head and provide an attachment for the final prosthesis such as a dental crown.

Choosing your new Artificial Teeth

The last stage involves the placement of the final prosthesis to the implant. The prosthesis may either be cemented or screwed once the surrounding tissue has healed, post the second surgery.

Dentures procedure: step by step

Diagnosis & Initial Impressions

To determine whether the gums and soft tissue are healthy enough for new teeth, a complete oral examination including X-rays is performed.

Border Moulding and Secondary Impressions

A second impression is taken on a tray that is specifically made for your mouth, and border moulding ensures that the contour and size of the mouth vestibule are duplicated.

Jaw Relation Records and Tooth Selection

The top and lower teeth must be properly aligned in order for the denture to fit snugly. To achieve a correct bite, dentists utilize a loose-fitting denture and a rim of wax to determine the approximate positioning.

Wax - Trial Denture Try-in

During the next appointment, you can make any last-minute adjustments to the size and finalize your dentures' appearance.


Finally, the whole set of dentures will be sent to your doorstep, and after three days, you will be contacted for a check-up.

Dentures vs Dental implants


Non-invasive since they are removable

High maintenance

Looks and functions like natural teeth

Adjustments or replacements are necessary since face changes with age

Repositioning is required from time to time since they are removable

Dental Implants

Requires minor surgical steps since implants are permanent

Same care as natural teeth

Looks and functions like natural teeth

One-time investment. Preserves facial structure and jaw bones

Permanent and sturdy

Restore your smile through a treatment that works for you.

Frequently asked questions


Which Is Better Dental Implants Or Dentures?

Whether dental implants or dentures are better depends on the individual's specific needs and goals. Both have their own advantages and disadvantages.

Dental implants are artificial teeth roots that provide a permanent base for fixed or removable replacement teeth. They offer a more natural look and feel, and with proper care, they can last a lifetime. However, they are typically more expensive and require a surgical procedure for placement.

Dentures, on the other hand, are removable replacements for missing teeth and can be an affordable option. They can also be made to look natural and can be easily removed for cleaning. However, they can slip or shift in the mouth, and some people may find them uncomfortable to wear.


Are Implants And Dentures The Same?

No, dental implants and dentures are not the same.

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a permanent base for fixed or removable replacement teeth. They are surgically placed into the jawbone to mimic the root of a natural tooth. Implants are designed to blend in with your natural teeth and provide a long-lasting, stable, and natural-feeling replacement for missing teeth.

Dentures, on the other hand, are removable replacements for missing teeth. They can be full or partial and are designed to fit over the gums. Dentures are typically made of acrylic or plastic materials and are held in place by natural suction or adhesives.


Are dentures cheaper than implants?

Typically, dentures are less expensive than dental implants. The exact cost can vary depending on the materials used and the specific procedure, but on average, dentures cost several thousands less than dental implants.


How do you fix missing teeth without implants?

There are several alternatives to dental implants for fixing missing teeth, including:

  • Dentures: removable artificial teeth that replace missing teeth.
  • Bridges: a permanent prosthetic that uses neighboring teeth to support an artificial tooth.
  • Partial dentures: similar to a bridge but is removable.
  • Dental crowns: a cap that covers a damaged or decayed tooth to restore its shape and function.
  • Resin bonding: a cosmetic dental procedure that can improve the appearance of a misshapen or discolored tooth.

The best option for fixing missing teeth should be discussed with a dental professional.


Is it OK to wear dentures 24X7?

It is not recommended to wear dentures 24x7. The gums and bones need time to rest and recover, and wearing dentures constantly can lead to discomfort, irritation, and sores.

It is generally recommended to remove dentures at night and clean them thoroughly before replacing them in the morning. Your dentist may also advise you to remove dentures during meals to allow your gums to breathe and rest.


Can you clean dentures with toothpaste?

No, it is not recommended to clean dentures with toothpaste. Toothpaste is abrasive and can damage denture material. It is recommended to use a gentle denture cleaner or soap and water to clean dentures.

Avoid using hot water, as it can warp the denture material. Rinse dentures thoroughly after cleaning and let them air dry before putting them back in the mouth.


What are the pros and cons of Dental Implants & Dentures?

Pros of Dental Implants:

  • Natural look and feel: Implants look and function like natural teeth.
  • Durability: With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
  • Improved oral health: Implants do not require the reduction of healthy adjacent teeth, unlike bridges.
  • Better speech: Dentures can slip and cause speech difficulties, while implants eliminate this issue.
  • Better comfort: Implants are securely anchored in the jawbone, providing a stable and comfortable fit.

Cons of Dental Implants:

  • Cost: Implants can be more expensive than other options.
  • Surgical procedure: Implants require a surgical procedure for placement.
  • Healing time: The healing process after implant surgery can take several months.
  • Risk of complications: Dental implant surgery carries a risk of complications such as infection, nerve damage, and sinus issues.

Pros of Dentures:

  • Cost: Dentures are typically less expensive than dental implants.
  • Immediate results: Dentures can be fitted and placed in the mouth quickly.
  • Customizable: Dentures can be customized to match the patient's existing teeth.

Cons of Dentures:

  • Need for adjustments: Dentures may require adjustments over time as the gums and jaw change.
  • Less stability: Dentures can slip and cause discomfort, especially when eating or speaking.
  • Daily maintenance: Dentures require daily cleaning and soaking.
  • Decreased chewing ability: Dentures may affect a person's ability to chew certain foods.
  • Artificial appearance: Dentures may not look as natural as dental implants.


When are dental implants not recommended?

Dental implants are not recommended for individuals with:

  • Active gum disease or infection
  • Insufficient jawbone density or structure
  • Chronic illnesses that affect bone healing (such as diabetes or osteoporosis)
  • Heavy smoking or alcohol consumption
  • Uncontrolled chronic medical conditions (such as uncontrolled diabetes or cancer)
  • A history of radiation therapy to the jaw
  • Pregnant women.

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