Implants or Traditional Dentures? Ask Yourself These Questions When Choosing

Categories: Dental Implants

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If you want to restore your smile due to extensive tooth loss, you have a decision. Will you choose conventional dentures, or dentures supported by dental implants, like those available at The Sugar House Dentist in Salt Lake City? There is really no contest when you consider the advantages of implants.

Let’s compare conventional removable dentures and dental implants.


Dentures sit right on the gums. An adhesive is used to help maintain the daily fit A dental implant is surgically fixed into the jawbone similar to one’s original teeth. Dentures fit like there is an obstruction in one’s mouth. Denture wearers say they feel bulky and uncomfortable. Implants feel and function like one’s authentic teeth.

Effective years

Dentures typically last 7 to 15 years. As discussed previously, as one’s jawbone changes shape, dentures need to be adjusted to fit. Dental implants are fitted once. the longest lasting solution.


Dentures are the cheapest solution, in the short term. While they are less expensive they are prone to problems. Implants may have a higher upfront cost but in the long run are more cost effective, as well as being more like natural teeth.

Bone Loss

Missing teeth lead to bone loss, whch in turn changes the shape of one’s jawbone. Unfortunately this shows in the face with a shrunken look. Implants help stimulate the jawbone, which helps to keep the shape of the bone and facial structure.


Dentures can move and shift as you wear them, and get in the way of your speech patterns. Dental implants are anchored securely in the jawbone, and don’t interfere with speech at all.


Sticky or hard foods are difficult or even impossible when chewing with dentures. Implant-supported dentures allow you to eat any kind of food.

Implant-supported dentures from The Sugar House Dentist in Salt Lake City have transformed tooth replacement. We’ve placed them in patients from Millcreek and Holladay, who also come to us for family and children’s dentistry. Call for an appointment with us today!

Contact The Sugar House Dentist:


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1955 S 1300 E Ste L2
Salt Lake City, UT 84105