Yesterday was National False Teeth Day. Losing your natural teeth can be a tough experience, but thankfully there are good options to replace teeth, including implant dentures. They are a more lifelike alternative to traditional removable dentures. 

If you are trying to decide which teeth replacement option is best for you, there are several important factors to consider. If you are trying to decide, schedule a consultation at Lennon Dental Center. Your dentist is happy to review the information with you and help you make the best choice for your smile. Call us in Mathews, VA (804-607-9348) or Deltaville, VA (804-455-8263). 

In the meantime, check out some of the most important factors to consider when evaluating standard dentures vs dental implant dentures.

Your Cost

One of the biggest considerations for most people is cost. Conventional dentures are significantly less expensive than dental implants. Complete dentures can range from $300-$1,500 per arch, while a single dental implant may be $1,000 or more. For people replacing a full arch of teeth, implants can cost $20,000 or more.

That said, it’s important to consider your cost over the life of your replacement teeth. With implant dentures, you won’t need adhesive, special cleaning products, or relining procedures. We also offer a special procedure called an All-on-4. It uses just four implants to secure a complete arch of teeth, instead of the usual eight. Because of this, it’s the most affordable way to replace a full arch of teeth with implants. 

Your Facial Appearance

Dental implants are fixed in your jaw, so they mimic natural tooth roots and help preserve bone. They integrate with the jaw, keeping the bone stimulated. This helps maintain the structure and shape of your face. Dentures sit on the gums and do not stop bone loss. Losing bone mass in your jaw accelerates facial aging and collapse.


Depending on the type of implant dentures you choose, they can be fixed permanently in your mouth. With no removable parts, you simply brush and floss to keep them clean. Dentures must be taken out nightly and require special cleaning steps. Dentures also typically require adhesives to stay in place. Implants are more like having permanent natural teeth. Many people forget they even have dental implants!


Since they become integrated with your jawbone, dental implants do not rub on gums or shift around in the mouth. This gives you a more comfortable, natural feel. In contrast, a period of adjustment is generally needed to get used to having removable dentures in your mouth. It takes some time to adjust to eating and speaking with dentures. Plus, conventional dentures will loosen over time as your jawbone shrinks. This can make them feel loose or prone to shifting. You’ll need a relining procedure to adjust the fit. 

Making the Choice

There are many factors to weigh when choosing between regular dentures and implant dentures. You’ll want to think about the upfront cost, oral health effects, lifestyle concerns, and long-term advantages. Dr. Lennon is happy to answer all of your questions and talk you through all of your options. He’ll help you make the decision that is right for your needs and preferences.

To schedule a consultation, call Lennon Dental Center at 804-607-9348 for Mathews, VA or 804-455-8263 for Deltaville, VA.