Are You Waiting For Your Denture Implants To Heal? Consider Flexible Dentures

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Are You Waiting For Your Denture Implants To Heal? Consider Flexible Dentures

Since denture implants are completed through surgery, they require time to heal. Typically, this recovery time is between 3 to 6 months. Although this amount of time is minuscule in comparison to how long these dentures last, it is still a long time to be without some or all of your teeth and can make it difficult to chew and speak in the interim. To avoid this difficult period, you can get dentures to use in between the time of your surgery and the time when your permanent dentures are secured. Because you will be recovering from oral surgery at this time, it is best to wear a pair of dentures that will not irritate the gums or potentially impede healing; this is when flexible dentures can be a great asset.

Flexible Dentures And Their Benefits

What Are Flexible Dentures? Flexible dentures are some of the most comfortable dentures on the market. Flexible dentures are made of lightweight materials that fit better to the gums than traditional dentures, that don’t use any metal in them, and, as the name suggests, are flexible and therefore more comfortable on the gums. There are two main types of flexible dentures:

  • Valplast Flexible Dentures. These dentures are created from a cast thermoplastic material that is thin and lightweight with invisible clasps that surround the natural teeth. These flexible dentures are created from translucent material so they blend in with the natural gum. The Valplast Flexible Dentures are created with precision fit and retention and are made to be biocompatible (not harmful to living tissue), making them ideal for use while recovering from dental implant surgery.
  • FlexiLytes Dentures. Created from a biocompatible thermoplastic, these flexible dentures can be made with your choice of clear or tissue-coloured clasps. These metal-free flexible dentures are made to be biocompatible, as well as stain resistant and hypoallergenic, making them another great option for a comfortable recovery from oral surgery.

Benefits Of Flexible Dentures During Healing. Traditional partial dentures are created to be durable for long periods of use and are often more rigid than flexible dentures, however, the durability of a set of dentures is not as vital when they are only going to be used in the period between dental implant surgery and attachment of the permanent dentures. For this period of time when the gums are healing and are more sensitive, it is better to have a pair of dentures that will keep gum irritation to a minimum while healing. Flexible dentures are a great option for this as they will allow you to comfortably eat and speak while staying lightweight and form-fitting, which will help your jaw heal from the surgery. 

Visit A Calgary Denturist At Future Smiles Denture Clinic

If you are planning on getting denture implants, consider flexible dentures for use during your healing period. Half a year is too long to go without the use of your teeth, and flexible dentures will give you an effective and aesthetically pleasing smile while you recover. If you’re considering either dental implants or flexible dentures, the experts at Future Smiles Denture Clinic can help you get the perfect smile. If you have any questions about denture implants or flexible dentures, you can visit our SW Calgary Denture clinic on Macleod, or our NE Calgary location in Coral Springs. To book a free consultation with our Calgary denturists, you can call Future Smiles at 1-403-475-0016 or fill out the online contact form.


Q: Do flexible dentures come as full dentures?
A: No, flexible dentures cannot be used as complete or full dentures and cannot be used by patients with extensive periodontal disease.

Q: How can I lower costs for my denture implants and flexible dentures?
A: At Future Smiles Denture Clinic, we believe that you should never have to sacrifice your dental health due to concerns about costs, which is why we offer affordable denture solutions to lower costs.

Q: Do flexible dentures need adhesive?
A: No, flexible dentures stay in place using non-metal clasps that attach to the natural teeth.

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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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