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The Difference Between Dental Implants & Dentures

Dental implants and dentures each come with their own set of features

The Periodontal and Implant Specialists of Madison will work with you to decide the best solution. 

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

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. 

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

A Permanent Solution for Missing Teeth

We 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. 

Patient Information

We encourage new patients to fill out a new patient form online prior to your first appointment. Be sure to select the appropriate location for your new patient forms, as once you complete them, they are sent electronically to the office you’ve chosen. 


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