Pros and Cons of Full Dentures versus Denture Implants

Are you missing one or more teeth? Here’s how to weigh out the pros and cons of full traditional dentures versus denture implants when deciding which tooth replacement option is right for you. 

Many Canadians experience tooth loss, whether its due to age, dental injury, or gum disease, but whatever the cause of your missing teeth, it’s important to talk to your oral healthcare professional about tooth replacement options such as full dentures or denture implants.

Such dental solutions will ensure you can:

  • Eat a balanced and nutritious diet.
  • Speak clearly and without embarrassment.
  • Smile with confidence.
  • Enjoy a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Affordable and High-Quality Full Dentures and Denture Implants in Calgary

At Future Smiles, we believe that all patients have the right to a beautiful and healthy smile. That’s why we offer a wide range of tooth replacement options from traditional full dentures and flexible partials, to denture implants, to suit all needs and budgets.

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Full Dentures vs Denture Implants: Which Are Right For You?

Whether you’ve just begun to investigate the options available to you for replacing missing teeth, or you’ve been at the research for a while now, you’ve likely come across two popular options: full dentures and implant-supported dentures.

While both of these can be fantastic options for replacing missing teeth, there is no ‘right option’ for everyone. To help you make a more informed decision, here’s everything you need to know about the pros and cons of these denture solutions.


Full Dentures

If the thought of full dentures brings up an image of unrealistic looking teeth and mouth sores, then it’s time to think again. Traditional dentures have come a very long way in the last decade and today are more natural and comfortable than ever.

  • Today, dentures are made from the best materials and are fitted correctly so they don’t slip or cause any speech impairments.
  • Your denturist will ensure this fit by taking impressions of your mouth and creating a model.
  • These models will be sent to a dental lab and crafted just for you using your exact measurements.

Why Patients Love Full Dentures

Dentures are very simple and the ones that are made today mimic natural teeth very well. In addition, they are:

  • Removable
  • Cheaper than denture implants
  • Painless
  • Customizable

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Why some patients don’t love full dentures

There are a few reasons why some patients prefer a more expensive tooth replacement option such as denture implants. This is because denture implants are:

  • More durable
  • More natural looking
  • Longer lasting (if taken care of properly, they can last a lifetime)
  • Easier to maintain


Denture Implants

Denture implants are an innovative and modern solution to tooth loss. They are implanted into the jaw and serve as an anchor for dentures or a dental crown. Because the implants create support for the denture within the underlying jawbone, they are able to improve many of the cons of traditional false teeth such as:

  • Aesthetics. Dentures are often bulky, making patients’ cheeks and lips appear too full. However, denture implants get rid of the need for excess material, meaning that you’ll be able to enjoy a more aesthetically pleasing and natural appearance.
  • Function. Implant-supported dentures support chewing almost as well as natural teeth. Because they are fully integrated into the jawbone, you’ll never have to worry about using denture adhesives or your replacement teeth slipping or falling out.
  • Easier to maintain. Unlike dentures, which need to be taken out every night and soaked in a special solution, denture implants can be looked after just like natural teeth. All you need to do is brush and floss every day and schedule annual check-ups with your denturist.

Benefits Of Denture Implants


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If you want to know more about the costs and benefits of our full dentures and denture implants, as well as our other high-quality, natural-looking tooth replacement options, contact our Calgary denture clinic today at (403) 475-0016 or book a consultation.

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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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