Implants or Traditional Dentures? Ask Yourself These Questions When Choosing

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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 Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette? When you consider the advantages of implant dentures, it is really no contest.

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.

Effective years

Dentures typically last 7 to 15 years. As one’s jawbone changes shape, dentures need to be adjusted to fit. Dental implants are fitted once.

Bone Loss

Missing teeth lead to bone loss, whch in turn changes the shape of the face. 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, affecting 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 Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette have transformed tooth replacement. We’ve placed them in patients from Boulder, Louisville, and Broomfield. Call for an appointment with us today!

Contact Boulder County Smiles:


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1140 W South Boulder Rd Ste 201
Lafayette, Colorado


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