Are Dental Implants Really More Expensive Than Traditional Dentures?

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Are you considering dental implants as a tooth replacement option? Here's why tooth implants might be the most affordable denture solution in the long run.

Today, missing teeth can be replaced by a number of different methods, which range from removable complete/partial dentures to implant-supported dentures.

Whatever option you choose, it’s important NEVER to ignore tooth loss, because it can lead to many more serious issues down the road, including:

  • Increased risk of developing tooth decay
  • Gum infections
  • Further tooth loss
  • Changes in facial structure
  • Unwanted shifting of remaining teeth
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Difficulty chewing and speaking

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Are Denture Implants Really Worth The Cost?

While the cost of denture implants has reduced dramatically in the last few years, its short-term costs are still higher than any other conventional denture solution, causing many patients to ask: are denture implants worth the higher price tag?

In order to know the answer to this question, it’s important to understand what denture implants are and how they function.

What are implant-supported dentures?

An innovative and advanced tooth replacement option, a denture implant is a type of overdenture that is supported by and attached to tooth implants, unlike full/partial dentures which sit directly on your gums.

There are several different types of dental implants available including:

  • Snap-in denture implants 
  • Screw-in denture implants
  • Denture implants with a bridge

What is their success rate?

Dental implant surgery has shown an average success rate of 98% when studied all over the world. This is defined as a tooth implant’s ability to function without major problems for a minimum of 10 years.

** When taken care of properly, denture implants can last patients a lifetime **


What is involved in a denture implant procedure?

While the denture implant procedure is certainly more complex than fitting full/partial dentures, when performed by a certified denturist, it is a safe and straightforward treatment that can yield incredible results.

The treatment steps are as follows:

  1. The tooth implants are placed in your jaw (you must allow for 2-6 months of healing after this step).
  2. Tooth implants are uncovered and extensions are added (2 week healing period).
  3. Your denturist will create custom partial/full dentures for you and attach them to the abutments connected to the tooth implants.


What are the benefits of denture implants?

The decision to replace your missing teeth with denture implants is an excellent investment in your oral health. There are many benefits of choosing tooth implants over traditional dentures.

Benefits of Dental Implants

  • Dental implants are designed to look, feel and function more like your natural teeth
  • Implants help maintain your bone and facial structure
  • An implant-supported denture will preserve the health of your remaining teeth
  • You will enjoy improved eating and speaking abilities
  • These implants do not require you to modify or limit your food choices


Short-Term vs Long-Term Costs

While the initial cost of dental implants is higher than other tooth replacement options, they make up for this because they are low-maintenance.

1. Easy to clean

With just tooth brushing, flossing and regular visits to your dentist/denturist, your dental implants can stay in top condition for many, many years.

2. They last longer

Unlike traditional dentures, which need to be replaced every 5-7 years, with the proper care, denture implants can last you a lifetime.

3. They are permanent

When you opt for denture implants, you never have to worry about putting them in or taking them out. Unlike a partial denture, your dental implants won’t be at risk of breaking or getting lost. They also provide many patients with peace of mind and boosted confidence, because the implants will not slip. This means that, overall, the cost of dental implants can be comparable to, if not less than, other tooth replacement options. They are often less expensive than traditional dentures over time, while giving even better results.


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To find out more about the costs and benefits of our wide range of denture solutions, including flexible dentures and denture implants, contact our Calgary denture clinic at (403) 475-0016 or fill in our online contact form.

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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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