Everything You Need To Know About Denture Implants

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If you are missing one or more of your teeth, there is a wide range of denture solutions available to you. A great alternative to dental bridges or complete/partial dentures are denture implants.

At Future Smiles Denture Clinic, our goal is for every patient considering tooth replacement to be able to make an informed decision about their health, appearance and well-being.

Read on to learn more about denture implants and to discover whether they are the right denture solution for you.

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root constructed from titanium. It is surgically inserted into the jawbone below the gum line. A replacement tooth is then attached to this implant.

Unlike a denture, these dental implants don’t come loose and don’t have to be anchored to other teeth like a bridge.

Benefits of a Dental Implant Over Other Denture Solutions

  1. Natural look and feel: A dental implant is strong and stable and feels, looks and functions like a natural tooth. Other options such as partial dentures or bridges may interfere with eating, speaking and other everyday activities.
  2. Long term denture solution: Traditional dentures tend to last between 7-10 years and at some point, may need to be replaced. With the proper care, dental implants may need periodic adjustments but they will last a lifetime.
  3. No speech troubles: Adjusting to removable full or partial dentures can leave you temporarily struggling to pronounce everyday words. This is not the case with denture implants, which function more like natural teeth.
  4. Eat what you want: This denture solution will allow you to taste and enjoy all the foods you love. You will be able to bite naturally and will never be limited to what you can or cannot eat.
  5. Protect your natural, healthy teeth: Unlike bridges, a dental implant can be inserted into your jawbone without impacting your healthy teeth. By filling in the empty space of a missing tooth, dental implants will prevent adjacent, healthy teeth from shifting.

Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

A good candidate for a dental implant should have good general health, healthy gums and enough bone in the jaw to hold the implant.

Factors which could affect your candidacy include:

  • Inadequate bone in the area
  • Presence of periodontal disease
  • Bite complications
  • If a patient is a smoker
  • Medications such as blood thinners

Book a consultation with our denturist today to find out if you are a good candidate for a dental implant.

Caring For Your Dental Implants

Artificial replacement teeth attached to dental implants look and act much like natural teeth. Therefore, implants can be kept clean using a toothbrush and floss.

Our denturist will show you the proper cleaning procedure for implants.

Regular dental checkups are also very important so that we can ensure your bite is right and that your implants are not loose.

THIGNS TO REMEMBER

  • Several visits to your denturist may be required until the process is completed
  • You will need to take very good care of your dental implants
  • Implants may cost more than other kinds of denture solutions. In most cases, this is a one-time cost, unlike with other tooth replacement procedures. (See: Are Dental Implants Tax Deductible?)
  • Checkups will be required so that your denturist can be sure your implants are working correctly

To learn more about our advanced denture solutions, contact our denture clinic today at  403-475-0016.


Future Smiles is located in the trendy Mission Area in Calgary, with free parking available for our patients. House calls and financing are also available


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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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