Understanding the Risks and Benefits of Denture Implants

If you are suffering from tooth loss due to age, injury or gum disease, there is a wide range of denture solutions available to you.

Denturists often recommend denture implants to their patients - an innovative and natural-looking alternative to full or partial dentures. Denture implants are very effective and can support fixed replacement of several teeth or an entire denture set.

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However, before opting for this tooth loss solution, it is important to fully understand what is involved in the denture implant process including the risks/benefits as well as the denture cost.

How does a Denture Implant Work?

Unlike a regular denture, which rests on your gums, a denture implant is supported by implants - artificial titanium roots.

There are 3 main components to a denture-supported implant:

  • Tooth root replacement: This is inserted into the jaw and fuses together with the bone tissue, acting as a substitute tooth root.
  • Abutment: This is an extension post that is used to attach the removable denture to the implant.
  • Denture:  Your denturist may use your old denture or create a new one to snap onto the abutment. This denture can be removed daily for cleaning.

Denture implants can provide great support for full and partial dentures since they fully integrate with the bone to create a firm anchor for the replacement teeth.

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Risks & Benefits of An Implant-Supported Denture

While denture implants are an extremely successful and reliable tooth loss solution, not every patient is a suitable candidate for them.

Before deciding which denture option is right for you, it is important to fully understand the risks and benefits associated with an implant-supported denture.



Denture implants require some extensive surgery, therefore come with some surgical risks such as excessive bleeding or nerve damage

Increases the stability of the denture, providing a more comfortable fit.

Risk of the dental implant failing

Provides a more natural look and feel compared to more traditional dentures.

Infection of the surrounding gums

Prevents healthy, remaining adjacent teeth from shifting

Issues with sinus cavity (with upper dentures only)

With the proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Your denturist can help guide you through the process of deciding whether or not dental implants are a suitable tooth loss solution for you.During the consultation, the full risks and benefits will be discussed to ensure that you are completely comfortable with your decision.

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Denture Implant Cost

Implant supported dentures can be invaluable for patients suffering from tooth loss, dramatically improving their appearance and quality of life. While denture cost is an important factor, keep in mind that for denture implants to provide the full extent of their benefits, they must be of high quality and consistently good fit.

At Future Smiles, we strive to offer high-quality denture implant solutions and accessible financing options to help ease the stress that can often come with denture costs.


  1. Financing Options

Whatever your financial situation, our denturists strive to give you the best and most comfortable denture solutions in Calgary. We work with your insurance company to reduce any out-of-pocket expenses and help you get the most from your coverage.

In addition, we also offer flexible financing options to help ease the burden of denture costs so you never have to worry about compromising your dental health.


  1. Direct Billing

To create a seamless and stress-free denture cost experience, we offer direct billing to all major insurance providers.

Once your denture implant work is completed, we send your bill directly to the insurance company, saving you the time and hassle of filing the claim yourself.

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To find out more about the benefits and costs of our denture-implant services, contact our Calgary denturist today at 403-475-0016.

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Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.

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