Dentures vs. Dental Implant Dentures: Making the Right Choice for You

If you need to replace all or most of your teeth, you have two main options: standard dentures or dental implant dentures. Both have their advantages and considerations. 

At our practice, we offer both standard dentures and dental implant dentures. We know that this is a significant decision, and we’re here to help. We’ll work closely with you to assess your individual needs, preferences, and budget. We’ll provide detailed information about each option and guide you toward the solution that best fits your unique situation.

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer. The right choice depends on your specific circumstances. Call us today at 704-247-6499 to schedule a consultation. Your dentist will discuss your options in detail and develop a personalized treatment plan for you. 

In the meantime, you can review some pros and cons of both types of replacement teeth here. We’ve also listed some important factors to consider. You can use this information as a guideline before you see us. It may give you an idea of some questions you’d like to ask. 

Pros & Cons of Standard Dentures

Dentures are a reliable option for replacing teeth. They’ve been around for many years. 


  • Lower initial cost
  • Non-invasive procedure
  • Quicker treatment time
  • Easily removable for cleaning


  • May slip or move while eating or speaking
  • Require adhesives to stay in place
  • Need regular adjustments and replacements
  • Can affect how food tastes and your ability to speak at first
  • Will lead to bone loss in your jaw over time

Pros & Cons of Dental Implant Dentures

Dental implant dentures are a newer option. Unlike standard dentures, they replace both the roots and crowns of missing teeth. 


  • More stable and secure fit
  • Look and feel more like natural teeth
  • Preserve your jawbone health
  • Improved chewing ability
  • No need for adhesives
  • Can last longer with proper care


  • Higher initial cost
  • Requires surgery to place dental implants
  • Longer treatment time, as implants take time to heal
  • Not suitable for all patients (depends on bone density and overall health)

Factors to Consider

Having worked with many patients to replace their teeth, your dentists understand the many factors that can influence this important decision. One factor is your overall health. Your general health and ability to undergo surgery may influence your choice. Your dentist will review your medical history during your consultation. 

Other factors to consider are:

  • Cost – Standard dentures are less expensive upfront, but implant dentures may offer better long-term value.
  • Oral Health – Implant dentures help maintain jawbone density, which is often beneficial for your overall oral health. It helps keep your face looking fuller too. 
  • Comfort and Functionality – Implant dentures typically offer a more comfortable and natural feel.
  • Maintenance – Standard dentures require more daily care and regular adjustments to maintain the fit.
  • Longevity – Implant dentures generally last longer, potentially offsetting the higher initial cost.
  • Your Lifestyle – You’ll want to consider how each option fits with your daily activities and dietary preferences. 

Your smile is important to us! Whether you choose dentures or dental implant dentures, we’ll help you achieve the best possible outcome. Call Charlotte Family Dentistry at 704-247-6499 today to schedule a consultation in Charlotte, NC.