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The Difference Between Dental Implants and Dentures

If you’re missing one or more teeth you’re probably deciding between dentures or dental implants. While dentures seem to be the most economical solution upfront it is important to remember the added costs of maintenance, including fixatives and adhesives, cleaning solutions and denture replacements. Not to mention the difference in lifespan, dentures usually need replacing every 7-15 years where dental implants average about 25 years. 

Learn the differences between dental implants and dentures and choose what’s best for you.

Dental Implants:


  • Preserve jawbone and maintain facial structure
  • Decrease jawbone strength & can deteriorate facial structure
  • Resemble the feel and function of natural teeth
  • Can feel and look fake
  • Have a strong and comfortable fit
  • Can slip and move around causing discomfort
  • No creams or adhesives required
  • Creams and adhesives are necessary to function properly
  • Regain you normal chewing capacity
  • Your ability to chew can be restricted
  • Provide a long-lasting solution
  • Need to be remade or relined frequently
  • Are easy to care for like your natural teeth
  • Need to be removed to be properly cleaned
  • A lifetime investment
  • Less expensive, but less effective

Dental implants vs. dentures from DHA of MadisonWe believe dental implant benefits significantly outweigh those of dentures. Our professional and experienced staff is here to walk you through your dental implant surgery from initial consultation to ongoing care. Meet our periodontists: Rebecca Weightman, DMD, MS, Amjad Nazzal, DDS, MDS, and Matthew Lorson, DDS.

DHA of Madison accepts numerous insurance plans. Don’t have dental insurance? Enroll in just 4 minutes online today.

Dental Health Associates have clinics throughout Madison, including our Downtown Clinic, East Clinic, South Clinic,University Clinic, West-Gammon ClinicWest-Old Sauk Clinic and West Orthodontics Clinic. Make an appointment at the dentistry office closest to you today. 

DHA of Madison believes everyone should have access to affordable oral healthcare, including dental implants as a permanent solution for missing teeth. 

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