A Step By Step Guide To The Denture Implant Process

A Step By Step Guide To The Denture Implant Process

The denture implant process is completed in several phases that require healing between each. Once the dental implants are healed and fully assembled, then the permanent dentures can be secured. The implant that is surgically embedded is made of three sections: the implant body, the abutment, and the dentures. The implant body is a small, cylindrical section that is similar to a screw. This part goes where the root of a natural tooth would be and it fuses with the jaw. The abutment is the section that is placed inside of the implant body and it extends up past the gums. The dentures are the portion that looks like your natural teeth and the denture is placed onto the abutment, concealing that piece and making it appear as though you have your natural teeth. Now that you know the parts involved in an implant, here is how the implant process works.

The Denture Implant Process

Consultation. Before you can get your dental implants, it needs to be confirmed that you are a good patient for this surgery. To get dental implants, you need good jaw bone density and it will have to be determined if you need any teeth extracted or any additional procedures before the denture implants can begin. Impressions and x-rays will have to be taken and you will need to discuss with your denturist what you want out of your dentures so that you know denture implants are the right choice for you.

Any Preliminary Procedures. If you do need any tooth extractions or other procedures, this will have to be done first. Patients who have very low jaw bone density may require a bone graft to ensure the jaw will be strong enough for successful implants. If a patient receives a bone graft, they will need time to heal after this surgery before the implant bodies can be placed, however, if they are only having a tooth extraction, they may be able to receive the implant body during the same surgery.

Implant Body Placement. Once the jaw is strong enough, the implant bodies can be placed. The dental surgeon will make an incision into the gum and make a small hole in the jaw bone. Once this hole is created, the implant body will be inserted into the jaw bone. After this, you will need a recovery period of about 3 to 6 months for the implant to fuse with the jaw.

Abutment Attachment. After your implants have healed and fused with your jaw, it is time to attach the abutments. Whereas the implants needed to fuse with the jaw, the abutments sit slightly higher and will require time for the gums to heal around them. This means another recovery period of about 10 to 14 days.

Denture Insertion. Once you have healed, a metal bar will be placed over the abutments and you will try on your dentures. Any necessary adjustments will be made and when you are happy with the fit, the dentures will be permanently secured in place.

Follow-Up. After you’ve received your permanent dentures, it is a good idea to have follow-ups with your denturist to make sure they feel comfortable and that you are properly caring for them.

Calgary Denture Implants From Future Smiles Denture Clinic

If you are ready for permanent dentures that look and feel like natural teeth and that comfortably stay in place, consider denture implants. The highly skilled staff at Future Smiles Denture Clinic in Calgary offer individualized care that optimizes comfort, aesthetics, and function and we offer the highest levels of service to all of our patients. To learn if you are a good candidate for denture implants, speak with a Calgary denturist at Future Smiles Denture Clinic by visiting the SW Calgary Denture clinic on Macleod, or the NE Calgary location in Coral Springs, or book a free consultation with our Calgary denturist by calling 1-403-475-0016. You can also contact us by filling out the online contact form.


Q: What are the benefits of denture implants?
A: Denture implants 

  • Look and feel natural
  • Don’t cause sore spots like other traditional dentures
  • Improve oral health and jaw bone structure
  • Improve chewing ability
  • Do not move in the mouth

Q: I need dentures. Where do I start?
A: The best place to start when considering replacement teeth is visiting a qualified denturist. During a free consultation, Vlad Dumbrava will be able to advise if dentures are the right treatment solution for you and which denture type works best for your specific needs.

Q: Are there negative aspects of dental implants?
A: Aside from the minor side effects of the procedure, such as mild pain and swelling, dental implants tend to be an expensive procedure; however, dental implants are a long-lasting solution that won’t need rebasing, relining, or other upkeep costs and Future Smiles Denture Clinic does offer affordable denture solutions.

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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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