When facing tooth extraction, deciding what you’re going to do next in terms of dental restoration is crucial. Many patients find themselves at a crossroads, selecting from two popular choices: dentures and dental implants. Whether you go with the more traditional option, the permanent alternative, or the hybrid approach combining both, our Greater Jacksonville, FL, dentists are here to help you make an informed decision that aligns with your needs, preferences, and lifestyle. 

Here are the benefits and drawbacks of each restoration with suitability and lifestyle considerations in mind. 

Taking a Look at Dentures

For many years, full and partial dentures have been a reliable solution for missing teeth, offering a non-surgical option that can be more cost-effective upfront than implants. Many patients also prefer the ability to remove dentures while they sleep and appreciate the often accelerated timeline compared to getting even one dental implant.


  • Generally less expensive initially than dental implants.
  • No oral surgery is required for fitting dentures.
  • A faster process from tooth removal to having a full set of teeth.


  • Can slip or cause discomfort during eating or speaking. Adhesives or adjustments from our dentists can help alleviate this issue.
  • Lack of stimulation can lead to jawbone deterioration over time.
  • Requires regular cleaning and might need fit adjustments or replacements over the years.

Overall, partial or full dentures might be suitable for patients looking for a more budget-friendly option or those whose jawbone health or medical conditions make them ineligible for the dental implant procedure.

Exploring Dental Implants

Dental implants, including those used for single-tooth replacement and the comprehensive All-On-X implants, provide a more permanent and natural-feeling solution. Once your mouth is healed post-surgery and placement, you can treat them just like your other teeth, removing the stress that can come with adhesives or keeping them moist to avoid warping and or cracking. 


  • Can last a lifetime with proper care, making them a good long-term investment.
  • Act like natural teeth, offering more stability and comfort.
  • Stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and maintaining facial structure.


  • Can be more expensive upfront compared to dentures.
  • Requires surgery for placement and possibly bone grafting, meaning a longer initial recovery period.
  • Not everyone is a candidate; it depends on jawbone density and overall health.

Dental implants are ideal for individuals looking for a durable, long-term solution that closely mimics natural teeth, assuming their jawbone structure supports implantation.

The Hybrid Solution of Overdentures

For those looking for a middle ground, overdentures offer a hybrid solution. Attached to the jaw using a few dental implants, overdentures combine the stability of implants with the removable convenience of dentures.


  • Less likely to slip than traditional dentures, thanks to implant support.
  • Implants provide natural stimulation to the jawbone.
  • Easier to clean since they can be removed like traditional dentures.


  • More expensive than traditional dentures due to the need for implants.
  • Requires surgery for implant placement.

Overdentures are suitable for patients who desire more stability than traditional dentures can offer but at a lower cost and with less surgical involvement than full dental implants.

Lifestyle Considerations

When choosing between these options, consider how each will fit into your daily life. Think about your diet, social activities, maintenance commitment, and how you want your teeth to look and feel. Dental implants might offer the most natural experience, but the initial cost and surgery are significant factors. Dentures provide a quick and cost-effective solution but might not meet the needs of an active lifestyle. Overdentures strike a balance between the two, offering improved stability without the full commitment of individual implants.

Call to Discuss Your Options

Deciding between dentures, dental implants, and overdentures is a personal choice that should be made based on your specific needs, medical history, and lifestyle. Our dentists serving Jacksonville, Orange Park, and surrounding areas are dedicated to providing you with all the information and support you need to make an informed decision. Call one of our Quality Dentures & Implants locations today to request an appointment