In many ways, dental implants are better than dentures. Dental implants are titanium roots that are placed in your jaw to replace missing or badly broken teeth. The implant becomes a permanent part of your mouth -- the next best thing to your own natural teeth! Crowns or dentures can be attached to the implants, to provide stability to your denture. Unlike dentures, you never have to worry about a dental implant slipping and sliding and causing a potentially embarrassing situation. The implants can allow you to reduce the bulk of the denture as well, so it feels more natural to wear. To clean dental implants, you simply brush and floss just like you would your own teeth.