How To Choose Between Dentures and Denture Implants

If you are suffering from tooth loss, receiving the right denture solution can be life transforming. But how do you make the choice between traditional dentures and denture implants?

For patients who are having trouble eating, speaking, and socializing due to missing teeth, tooth replacement solutions such as dentures and dental implants can give you a new lease on life. Such solutions will help you:

  • Maintain a well-balanced diet
  • Feel more confident in your appearance
  • Speak more clearly
  • Enjoy a higher quality of life

But given the incredible advancements in denture technology, and the wide variety of tooth loss solutions available, how do you know which denture solution is right for you?


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Dentures vs Denture Implants: How to Know Which Option is Right For You

Many people, of all ages, experience tooth loss, either from gum disease, injury, or poor dental hygiene. Having missing teeth can take a huge toll on your quality of life, affecting your diet, health, and self-confidence.

However, there are a few ways that tooth loss can be corrected, including using dentures or dental implants, and weighing the pros and cons of these options can help you select the best option for your lifestyle, budget, and needs.


Traditional Dentures

In the past, traditional dentures were really the only option for patients suffering from tooth loss and they provide a relatively quick and painless replacement for natural teeth. With the advancements in denture technology, traditional dentures are much more comfortable, convenient, and natural-looking than before.

Depending on how many teeth you have missing your denturist will advise on whether you require a full or partial denture.


  • Unlike with implants, no surgery is required for dentures and no healing time.
  • Dentures are relatively quick to install and customize to your unique mouth shape.
  • They’re relatively easy to maintain.
  • Dentures provide lower short term costs compared to dental implants


  • Despite advancements in technology, dentures still appear less natural than other tooth replacement options.
  • They are less secure than implants and may slip around your mouth when you are talking or eating.
  • Dentures cannot prevent jaw bone deterioration that often occurs due to tooth loss.

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Implant Supported Dentures

Implant supported dentures involve an over-denture that is attached to implants, which are installed into your jawbone. Because of this, implant supported dentures tend to function and look just like your natural teeth.

While it is an excellent tooth replacement option, implant supported dentures are best for patients who still have enough healthy bone left in their jaw to support the implants.


  • They look and function just like your natural teeth.
  • Implants help maintain healthy jaw bone tissue and prevent it from deteriorating.
  • You’ll find it much easier to eat your favorite foods and speak clearly.
  • When taken care of, implants can last a lifetime without requiring replacement.
  • Unlike dentures, that require regular repairs, dental implants are very easy and affordable to maintain.


  • Require surgery and some downtime for recovery.
  • They are more expensive in the short-term.
  • They require a longer time period to install (typically 5 months)

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Is tooth loss affecting your health, confidence, and lifestyle? To find out more about how our customized tooth replacement options can help restore your quality of life, visit one of our two branches located  in North Calgary (23 Coral Springs Blvd NE) or South Calgary (7015 Macleod Trail SW, Unit 113).

Alternatively, you can contact our team at (403) 475-0016 or fill in our online contact form.

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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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