Dentures vs. Implants: Which Is Right for You?

Dentures vs. Implants: Which Is Right for You?
Posted on 09/18/2017

If you lose a tooth (from gum disease, facial trauma, tooth extraction, or any other reason), it may feel like the end of the world, but thankfully, with modern technology, there are several feasible options to help you regain your beautiful smile. As your cosmetic dentist and dental team providing services for those in and around Brownsburg, Indianapolis, and Avon, we at Brownsburg Dental Professionals, PC are capable of offering several different tooth replacement options. Having said that, the two most popular ways of replacing teeth are dentures and dental implants. Which one is right for you? Read on and find out!


Dentures are essentially removable prosthetic devices that will replace missing teeth. Dentures will be placed inside the mouth and are supported by both the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. In some cases, an adhesive may help the dentures stay in place as well. Some of the pros and cons of dentures are as follows.


  • Creating and placing dentures couldn’t be any simpler and it doesn’t require any surgery at all.

  • If a patient loses more teeth, dentures can just simply be modified.

  • Dentures are an inexpensive option for replacing teeth.

  • Maintaining dentures is simple and inexpensive as well.


  • Dentures may not look as natural as dental implants.

  • Dentures can slip around inside a patient’s mouth, which can make it more difficult to eat properly and speak clearly.

  • Some foods shouldn’t be eaten while wearing dentures.

  • You’ll have to clean your dentures often.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are essentially small titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone where a tooth (or teeth) is missing. When the implant has properly fused to the jawbone, the dentist will place a lifelike crown on top of it. Here is a sample of the pros and cons for choosing dental implants.


  • Dental implants look, feel, and function the same as natural teeth.

  • You won’t have to modify your diet for dental implants.

  • They require the same maintenance as the rest of your teeth.

  • Dental implants are anchored in and won’t slide around like dentures can.

  • With proper care and hygiene, a dental implant can last a lifetime.


  • Dental implants will require surgery to have them placed.

  • It will usually take a dentist between three-to-six months to complete the entire dental implant procedure.

  • Implants are a more expensive option for replacing teeth.

Contact Your Brownsburg and Indianapolis Cosmetic Dentist Today!

While the choice is entirely up to you based on your opinion of the pros and cons, our dentist, Dr. John A. Loeffler is incredibly proficient at crafting dentures as he’s been doing so for over 30 years. If you’d like to learn more about our dentures or our dental implants, please feel free to contact us. If you’d like to schedule a visit with your dentist, we encourage you to fill out our appointment request form. We look forward to finding you the perfect tooth replacement option!