Dentures vs Dental Implants: Which is Right for You?

Are you stuck between choosing dentures or dental implants? Not sure how they differ from one another? In our article this week, we'll look at a few questions you can ask yourself so you can hopefully make the choice that's right for you. 

Tooth loss is a lot more common than you may think. And the ways tooth loss can be addressed nowadays has advanced dramatically over the past couple decades. It used to be that if you were missing teeth you're only recourse was to wear complete dentures or partial dentures. But denture implants have become an effective and attractive alternative to those aforementioned tooth-loss solutions. Let's take a closer look at which one may be best for you. 

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Dentures vs Dental Implants: Which is right for you?

When it comes to the two main tooth-loss solutions and which is right for your specific circumstance, it's important that you run through the following list of questions before making your decision:

  • How many teeth do I need replaced?
  • How much am I willing to spend on my tooth-loss solution?
  • How healthy are my gums and jaw?

Depending on your answers to the above questions, you'll likely have a good idea which route you should take. 

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How many teeth do I need replaced? 

If you have a number of teeth to replace, then Calgary partial dentures or complete dentures Calgary may be your best course of action. On the flip side, if you only have one or two missing teeth then a Calgary tooth implant could be your best bet. Depending on the location of your missing teeth and the health of the remaining ones nearby, a dental implant could provide you and your oral health with the greatest benefit. Unlike dentures, dental implants also don't require any adhesive to stay in place, helping you avoid any uncomfortable or embarrassing situations. 

How much am I willing to spend on my tooth-loss solution?

While it's true a Calgary tooth implant will usually cost you more upfront than Calgary partial dentures, over time they tend to save you more money. This is due to their lower maintenance costs and lower likelihood of needing repairs. If taken care of properly, most dental implants can last up to 20 years, making them a solid investment for your overall oral health. 

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How healthy are my gums and jaw? 

This is perhaps the most important question you need to ask yourself — and determine with your denturist — before deciding between dentures or a dental implant. If your gums or jaw are unhealthy or weak, then complete or partial dentures may be your only option. Dental implants require healthy gums and sufficient bone structure in order to be installed. If your gums are receding or the bone within your jaw is weak, the chances of your dental implant being successful are substantially lowered. 

Hopefully by going through the three questions above you've gained some greater clarity around whether dentures or dental implants are the right choice for you. As always, Future Smiles Denture Clinic is here to help should have any further questions surrounding the topic, or need any advice. 

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If you need a Calgary tooth implant — or are exploring the possibility of getting dentures — get in touch with our helpful team at Future Smiles Denture Clinic by calling 403-475-0016 or by booking a FREE consultation today. 

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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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