Pros and Cons of Full Dentures

Tooth loss can be very difficult affecting your smile, ability to eat and speak, your face shape, and your self-esteem. And the treatments can seem overwhelming, the costs exorbitant. Dentures can be an easy, non-invasive, and affordable way to recover from tooth loss and bring back your smile. Let's take a look at some advantages and considerations for those seeking a tooth replacement solution.


Understand the Advantages & Drawbacks for Complete Sets of Dentures

Do you need a full set of dentures to replace your teeth? Dentures can be an excellent solution to missing teeth but before you commit, consult with your denturist at Future Smiles Denture Clinic to discover your options for tooth replacement in Calgary.

Are Dentures Right For Me?

Understanding some of the key advantages and disadvantages of dentures can help you decide if this is the right choice for you.

The Advantages Of Dentures
  1. No Surgery Required To Install Full Dentures
    Getting dentures is easy, simple, and fast mainly because there is no surgery required. Compared to dental implants, there is no need to spend hours in surgery at the clinic to get dentures. Future Smiles makes it easy for you to claim your new smile. 
  2. Full Set Of Dentures Costs Less Upfront Than Dental Implants
    Another reason to choose dentures is that they are relatively cheaper. There is less material required and the procedure is less time-consuming lowering the cost. Talk to your denture specialist about which denture solutions can work within your budget.
  3. Easy To Modify Or Alter If Something Bad Happens
    Dentures are made of highly durable, high-quality materials and they’re designed to work in harmony with your natural teeth. If additional teeth are ever lost, your existing dentures can be modified to accommodate the new tooth loss. If you accidentally break or damage your dentures they can be easily replaced or repaired by scheduling an emergency service appointment at your denture clinic. 
Things To Consider When Choosing Dentures
  1. Regular Cleaning And Maintenance Is Important 
    Dentures can retain bits of food and drink, feeding germs and bacteria between them and your gums. Regular removal and cleaning are necessary to avoid the buildup of bacteria and keep your gums healthy and disease-free, healthy gums are vital to the comfort and fit of your dentures.
  2. Increased Frequency Of Professional Maintenance Or Denture Repair Services 
    It is recommended that you seek denture rebasing or a similar maintenance service every 5 years. This is because your gums may recede over time causing discomfort and poor fit. In comparison, dental implants only need replacement surgery once every 20 years making dentures a less enduring option.
  3. There Are Other Options For Natural-looking Teeth
    Full sets of dentures are a great solution for improving the appearance of missing teeth. The base of the dentures usually matches the colour of your natural gums and can be hard to differentiate between whose teeth are real or fake. However, the appearance of dentures is not completely incognito, especially compared to dental implants that are hardly detectable. The reason that dental implants appear more realistic is that they are securely held in place by surgically inserted posts that keep the implants looking parallel with the natural smile and contour of your face. 

Find Out If Full Dentures Are Right for You. 

Dentures are a convenient way to replace missing teeth but have various advantages and disadvantages. The main disadvantage of dentures is the repeated need for maintenance in the long term, but an advantage of dentures is that they can be easily adjusted without surgery. The best part about a full set of dentures is that it brings back your smile and boosts your self-esteem. 

At Future Smiles Denture Clinic, our mission is to ensure a long-lasting, healthy, and beautiful smile for our patients. Whether you’re looking for your first set, time to replace your dentures, or need emergency denture repair services, our team is dedicated to giving patients the advice and support that they need. Give us a call at 403-475-0016 to book your appointment today! 


Does it hurt to get dentures?
No, it doesn’t hurt, the procedure is non-invasive and does not require any surgery. 

Can dentures break?
It is rare but possible for your set of dentures to break if repeatedly dropped or mistreated. Be careful with your dentures because they are durable but delicate.


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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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