Dental Implants

What Is The Difference Between An Implant And A Denture

Comparing Implants and Dentures

The primary difference between implants and dentures lies in their structural support. Traditional dentures rely on the gum's surface for support, while implants function as artificial tooth roots, surgically embedded into the gum. Implants utilise a specific depth of bone for support, often paired with either dentures or crowns.

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Dentures consist of a set of artificial teeth that rest over the gums.

No surgical procedures are necessary, but over time, bone resorption may occur.

As the surrounding gum and bone recede, denture retention can become difficult.

Dentures may hinder proper eating and chewing, impacting confidence during speech.

Some individuals use denture adhesives to secure them in place, but this method is often disliked, with limited improvement in retention.

Despite being removable, advanced techniques are employed to enhance denture retention, strength, and a more natural appearance.

Partial dentures might be suitable for those with existing teeth, and stability depends on factors like tooth location, design, and materials used.

"Dentures are generally more suitable for individuals with ample bone volume and healthy gums."


Implant treatment involves a surgical procedure to place a titanium screw into the jawbone.

While it poses more risks and complexities, implants are favoured for their versatility.

Unlike dentures, dental implants can be securely placed in the jaw, creating a fixed, aesthetically pleasing, and stable solution for bridging gaps.

Adhesives are unnecessary for implants.

Implants can replace single or multiple teeth, or even address complete tooth loss.

They can stabilise and support both dentures and fixed bridgework.

Properly cared for, dental implants can provide a durable and lifelong solution for a comfortable smile.

Dr. Patel is well-versed in the care required to help you achieve the smile you've always desired.


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Dental Implant Questions

  1. Lifespan of Dental Implants:
  2. Can Dental Implants last Indefinitely? Once the implant integrates with your jawbone and tissues, the titanium implant functions like a natural root. The lifespan of your implant also relies on the care and maintenance of your oral health.
  3. Pain and Discomfort: Is Pain Associated with Dental Implant Placement? When we  place the implant, we are careful to carry out a pain-free procedure and if required various sedation methods suitable for nervous patients.
  4. Age Requirement for Dental Implants: Is There a Minimum Age for Dental Implant Treatment? While there is no specific age limit, our dentists recommend individuals to be over 18 for the dental implant procedure.
  5. Safety of Dental Implant Treatment: We employ Computer Guided implant placement techniques. We also employ comprehensive planning systems to ensure the success and safety of the implant treatment.
  6. Value of Dental Implants: Assessing the Benefits of Dental Implants: A dental implant offers numerous oral health advantages, including smile enhancement, stabilisation of adjacent teeth, and protection against gum disease.
  7. Pain in the Implant Process: Managing Discomfort in the Implant Process: Some slight discomfort may following the placement of a new implant, which minimized through modern anaesthetics. Post-procedure, swelling and slight aching may occur for 1-2 days. Many patients undergo multiple implants in a single day with minimal pain or distress. Existing patient have described this discomfort as no worse than that experienced after a tooth removal.

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Implants undergo colour matching and meticulous shaping to seamlessly harmonize with your natural teeth. Implant teeth are virtually indistinguishable from real teeth.

Long-Lasting Dental Implants

Once the implant integrates with your jawbone and surrounding tissues, the artificial titanium structure functions just like a natural root.

When we insert a titanium implant into the jawbone, it becomes an integral part of your oral structure.

This provides numerous health advantages, such as slowing or stopping bone loss, reinforcing the jawbone's structure, and diminishing the likelihood of gum disease due to better cleaning when compared to dentures.[Learn More.]

Longevity of Dental Implants

When appropriately cared for, dental implants boast a lifespan ranging from ten to twenty-five years or even longer.

Dental implants are beneficial for:

  • Tooth loss due to trauma, accidents, or injuries
  • Missing teeth resulting from gum disease or insufficient bone
  • Substituting old, worn, or fractured dentures
  • Integrated treatments like Implant-Retained Dentures
  • Offering both removable and fixed options
  • Addressing individual tooth loss or entire arches in a single session

The long term success of your implant depends on your commitment to your oral health. [Discover more.]

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