785-825-7197 New Horizons Dental Care

1920 South Ohio Street
Salina, KS 67401

Which are Better – Implants or Dentures?


Dental implants provide a permanent tooth replacement, and help preserve jawbone by stimulating it like a natural tooth root. In contrast, traditional dentures must be routinely altered due to changes in the mouth as unused jawbone dissolves. Dentures can be cost-effectively supported on four or six implants per arch.



"My mouth was a mess, I didn’t want to live like that anymore. I didn’t want dentures."

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Bone Loss with Dentures

When teeth are lost or extracted, and there are no tooth roots to stimulate the jawbone, the bone begins to deteriorate. Over time, the bone loss will become so extreme that adjacent teeth become loose and fall out, and the face will start to lose its shape.

Tooth Damage with Partial Dentures

Partial dentures, or bridgework, can replace chewing surfaces and span gaps between teeth. However, bridges are often attached to adjacent, or abutment teeth, and this weakens those teeth, often leading to their loss.

Benefits of Dental Implants over Dentures

Dental implants provide:

Disadvantages of Dentures

Traditional dentures are simply not a match for implants, as they:

Overall, dental implants are almost always a better choice than traditional dentures or bridgework.

For more information about our practice or to request an office tour, contact our Salina, KS, dental office at 785-201-1137 or book a consult or an appointment online here.

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