We regularly say that dental implants and implant bridges are the best tooth replacement option, that they are most like your natural teeth. Many people like to see the breakdown of how this works, that’s why we’re providing this handy comparison table so you can quickly see the differences between implant bridges and dentures


AppearanceCan look natural when in placeLooks highly natural
FunctionReduced bite forceChew like natural teeth
ComfortGum irritation and poor fit common. Some are too uncomfortable to wear.Feels like natural teeth
Bone lossMay accelerate bone lossPrevents bone loss
MaterialsAcrylic base, sometimes ceramic teethFull zirconia
DurabilityWarps when dry or in hot water. Can break when dropped or during chewing. Wears down rapidly under normal use.Withstands all normal bite force and care. Little to no visible wear under normal use.
LongevityNeeds adjustment within a year, may last 8 years.Implants last a lifetime. Bridge may need adjustment every ten years, may last 30 years or more.


A CeraSmile patient looks on with a cosmetic dentist on how a crown is placed over a dental implant in their office.* There is sometimes confusion about the term “dentures.” Denture can actually mean any tooth replacement restoration, including bridges, which are also known as fixed dentures. For the purposes of this table and most of our website, we use the term “dentures” to refer to removable dentures that rest on the gums without implants to secure them.

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