Do I Need Life-Altering Dental Implants or Denture Implants? How to Know

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Are you somewhat confused between dental implants and denture implants? Not sure which advanced tooth replacement option is right for your specific needs? Our Calgary denture clinic has the answers you need to know to clear up any confusion in our blog article this week. 

While based on the same technology, dental implants and denture implants differ greatly in the way they provide an advanced tooth replacement option for their wearers. While we'll address the differences later on, it's important to know that both of these options provide the following benefits:

  • Long-lasting and durable
  • Feel and function like natural teeth
  • Improved stability
  • Better eating, talking, and smiling ability
  • No risk of slipping or becoming dislodged

Whether you require a tooth implant or denture implants though depends entirely on your specific situation and what tooth replacement requirements you need. Let's take a closer look at what each advanced option addresses in terms of the denture solutions it provides.

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Do I Need Life-Altering Dental Implants or Denture Implants? How to Know

The biggest difference between a tooth implant and denture implants has to do with the number of replacement teeth that are being provided. Dental implants are generally used to replace between one to three missing teeth, whereas denture implants are used to replace most or all of a patient's missing natural teeth.

Both of these advanced denture solutions draw from the same foundation of using a surgically implanted root to anchor the crown or overdenture into place. The main difference between them lies in the single root anchor for a tooth implant and the multiple root anchors which are required for an overdenture.


Ideal Candidates for Dental Implants

Those who would benefit most from a tooth implant or dental implants possess the following criteria:

  • Are missing between one to three natural teeth
  • Have adequate bone density within their jawbone to support the implant
  • Have good overall oral health and hygiene
  • Do not smoke or have quit smoking

Ideal Candidates for Denture Implants

For those patients who would benefit most from denture implants, they should possess the following: 

  • Are missing most or all of their natural teeth
  • Have tried other denture solutions but are looking for something more durable and long-lasting
  • Have adequate bone density within their jawbone to support the implant
  • Have good overall oral health and hygiene
  • Do not smoke or have quit smoking

Where can I find a good denturist near me in Calgary? Future Smiles Denture Clinic has you covered with our experienced team of professionals, including denturist Vlad Dumbrava. We make all our high-quality dentures in-house and provide free in-person consults and denture care advice whether you're an existing patient or not. Click the button below to learn more about our NE and SW Calgary denture clinics.


Peri-Implantitis: Why Good Oral Health is Necessary for Anyone Considering a Tooth Implant or Denture Implants

One of the biggest concerns surrounding booth tooth implants and denture implants is the risk for peri-implantitis to develop. This disease results in the soft and hard gum tissue surrounding the implant becoming inflamed. This can then lead to the implant and supported crown or overdenture being lost due to the disintegration of its supporting structure. The two biggest risk factors for peri-implantitis are:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Smoking

If you have made the decision to pursue either dental implants or denture implants to solve your tooth loss problem, it's imperative that you practice good oral hygiene and quit smoking well in advance of your surgery. This will improve your odds of not only having a successful surgery, but a long-lasting and successful outcome with your implant-supported tooth replacement solution as well.

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If you need affordable dentures in Calgary or would like more information on dental or denture implants, Future Smiles Denture Clinic has you covered. Just get in touch with our helpful denture team by calling 403-475-0016 or by booking a FREE consultation or by visiting our Coral Springs NE or Macleod SW Calgary clinics. We'd love to help get you smiling again!

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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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