Everything You Need to Know About Denture Implants

Everything You Need to Know About Denture Implants

If you are considering dentures you may find yourself with some questions about the types of denture options, and whether or not to get conventional removable dentures, or perhaps a permanent denture implant. It is important to know the different types of dentures, and determine exactly which kind is recommended for the best possible oral health outcome.

It can feel like a big decision, but don’t be overwhelmed! Today we will walk you through everything you need to know about denture implants and for whom they might be a good fit.

Denture Implants 101

Denture implants are sets of artificial teeth that are connected to an implant in your mouth for superior comfort and high function by a denturist. These replacement teeth offer many benefits:

  • They are designed to match your gums and look incredibly natural
  • Denture implants do not move around and rub on your gums
  • You will not need to use an adhesive as they are attached to the jaw
  • Denture implants offer enhanced chewing and speaking abilities as they offer the most snug fit

Types of Denture Implants

After a surgical procedure, you will have a titanium steel implant in your jawbone to hold your new dentures securely in place. Depending on your tooth loss and previous oral health, your denturist will recommend one of two types of implant:

Complete Dentures: Complete or full dentures are made to replace all your teeth. If you have not lost all of your teeth, it may be recommended that your denturist pull the remaining teeth to make room for the full implants.

Partial Denture Sets: Partial dentures are the best option for you if you have experienced only partial tooth loss. If you have natural teeth that are still going strong, your denturist can fit you with this style of tooth replacement which typically is a small row of multiple teeth.

Regardless of whether you receive a complete or partial denture implant, they will  consist of the following components:

  • Dental Implant: This acts as the ‘root’ to the artificial tooth and is permanently screwed into the jawbone through dental surgery.
  • Abutment: The abutment is screwed into the implant and acts as the connecting piece between the implant, gums, and artificial teeth.
  • Bridge: A fixed bridge will attach between the rows of teeth replacements.
  • Artificial Teeth: These are the visible part of the denture implant that will be used to chew and will look very similar to natural teeth.

Whether you need to replace a few teeth in a row, or an entire mouth, a reputable denture clinic can fit you with the best implant-supported denture solution for you.

Choosing a Reputable and Affordable Denture Clinic

Once you have decided to explore denture options for yourself, it is time to choose which clinic is best for you. It’s important to find a denturist who is not only qualified, but also has experience working with different types of denture solutions and can make a good recommendation for you based on budget, expectations, and the best choice for your continued oral health.

Offering same-day service, thorough consultations, direct billing, and financing options, Future Smiles Denture Clinic has two convenient locations in Calgary to help you. They are your best choice for quality denture implants, repair, and replacements. Contact the team by calling (403) 475-0016 or by reaching out through the contact form.


Q. How long do denture implants last?

Denture implants are considered a permanent solution that, when cared for, can last anywhere from ten to twenty years.

Q. How to care for denture implants?

Cleaning implant-supported dentures are an important part of protecting the health of your gums, jaw bone, and remaining teeth if you have any. Proper care will extend the life of your denture implants. 

  • Thoroughly clean all the way around the abutments, your gums, and all sides of any remaining natural teeth in the mouth. Treat the abutments as if they were your natural teeth.
  • Be sure to get all the spaces around the abutments and in the gaps between the denture or bridge.
  • When the dentures or bridge touches the gums, use floss to clean between those tight areas that you cannot brush.
  • Rinse your mouth with water.

Q. What do implant-supported dentures look like?

Just like traditional dentures, an implant-supported denture will look and feel much like your natural teeth. The actual titanium implant will not be visible unless your dentures are out. The dentures themselves will look just like gums and teeth giving you back your beautiful smile.

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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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