What is the difference between dental implants and dentures?

Reply Thu 27 Sep, 2012 12:11 am
Hi everyone,

I have only knowledge that Dental implants are bio-compatible metal rods that are permanently placed in the jaw on which crowns and other types of restorations are later built, while Dentures are removable prosthetic appliances that replace natural teeth. Any more idea about the difference between dental implants and dentures, kindly discuss with me.

Thanks a lot!
Simon Joseph
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Reply Fri 28 Sep, 2012 07:54 am
@Simon Joseph,
You basically nailed it.

Usually too implants are done for a single tooth - whereas dentures are usually to replace either all the top or all the bottom or entire mouth.

Personally if I had a choise, I choose the implants - although it takes longer, you don't have to remove them like dentures. I had an implant put in and the process is a pain in the a$$. But once complete, it seems little different than your natural teeth.
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Reply Wed 17 Oct, 2012 01:25 am
There is much difference between them like Dental implants are permanent and Dentures are temporary which can be removed any time.
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Reply Thu 18 Oct, 2012 04:50 am
@Simon Joseph,

Choosing between dental implants and traditional dentures depends on a variety of factors. Some are health related, some are based on the needs of the patient, while others depend on the preferences of the patient.

The main difference between traditional dentures and implants is how they are anchored or placed in the mouth. Traditional dentures rest on the gumline, whereas dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone. The implant serves as the root for the dentures.

After dental implants, patients report fewer problems with speaking, smiling, and eating than do those with traditional dentures. This is due to the fact that implants do not slip or move around as traditional dentures can.

Future Considerations:
Removable dentures or those involving fixed bridgework may cause bone damage or make noise. Also, implants won't decay or need replacing like traditional dentures will, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Thanks and Regards,
Stephen Jones
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Reply Sat 16 Mar, 2013 12:19 am
@Simon Joseph,
An implant-supported denture is a type of overdenture that is supported by and attached to implants. A regular denture rests on the gums, and is not supported by implants.An implant-supported denture is used when a person doesn't have any teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants. An implant-supported denture has special attachments that snap onto attachments on the implants.
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Reply Wed 27 Sep, 2017 04:04 am
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots, which are used to substitute original tooth roots. Whereas, dentures are merely a substitution for missing teeth, which a person can take out and put back in the mouth, whenever.
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Reply Sat 4 Nov, 2017 03:04 am
@Simon Joseph,
A dental implant is fixed in its position. It acts as a natural tooth; therefore, it is not needed to take out the implant from mouth, specifically for cleaning. This protects the surrounding teeth from any unnecessary damage.

A denture is required to be taken out of the mouth (and then placed back) for cleaning and maintenance purposes. This movement of dentures in an out of the mouth can result in wearing out of the adjoining natural teeth.
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