What Are Implant Supported Dentures?

What Are Implant Supported Dentures?

Some of the biggest complaints about dentures are the messy adhesives and the struggle to become accustomed to eating and speaking with them. More and more people are opting for the convenience and comfort of implant supported dentures. Denture implants offer all of the benefits of traditional dentures, but are considered by many to be far superior to their predecessors. This article will cover what implanted dentures are and why they are so popular.

Before covering the details and makeup of denture implants it’s important to recognize the differences between the two. Here is a comparison and contrast of the differences between implant supported dentures vs traditional dentures:

  • Denture implants, as their name suggests, are implanted directly into the jawbone. Complete denture sets rest on the gums.
  • Denture implants are an incredibly long lasting tooth replacement option. They are stronger and require less maintenance.
  • Denture implants do not require messy adhesives as they are secured by an abutment.
  • Implant supported dentures do not slip out of place, they are the most secure tooth replacement option.
  • Implant supported dentures are much less likely to cause sore spots due to their fit. Traditional dentures can rub, or cause pressure spots in the mouth.
  • Implanted dentures provide a stronger and more secure feeling bite than traditional dentures due to their connection directly to the jaw bone.
  • Implanted dentures are permanent, meaning you will not have to remove them for cleaning and sleeping.

After reading some of the differences between the two types of dentures you may be wondering exactly how an implant supported denture works. Similarly to traditional dentures you will visit your denturist for multiple appointments to prepare, place your implants, and fit your new dentures. Here is the makeup of denture implants:

The Implant: This is the part that is surgically inserted into the jawbone. It acts as the root of the tooth which would normally be positioned deep into the jaw. These implants are left to fuse with your bone for 3-6 months.

The Abutments: These will be screwed into the top of the implant that has now fused to the jawbone. Abutments are what your new false teeth will securely adhere to.

The Bar and Teeth: Once the abutments are secured into place a bar with your new dental appliance will be placed on top. Some of the materials that can be used to make up your natural looking smile will be acrylic, metal, porcelain and plastic. Your experienced denturist will choose the right materials and ensure that they look and feel snug and secure.

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Much like a full or partial set of dentures, denture implants have helped many people regain their smile, their confidence, and the ability to enjoy foods and social situations again. Don’t wait. There has never been a better time to get into lifelong, affordable dentures.

If you are looking for denture implants in Calgary, Future Smiles Denture Clinic is your go-to option for an experienced and helpful denture implant experience. From initial consultation, to implantation and follow ups, their team will ensure you have a comfortable and positive experience while in their care. With two Denture Clinics in Calgary, Coral Springs and Macleod, for your convenience, call 403-475-0016, or fill out the website form below for more information.


Q: Where can I get denture implants in Calgary?
A: Future Smiles Denture Clinic offers two locations in Calgary for implant supported dentures:

  1. NE Calgary in Coral Springs
  2. SW Calgary on Macleod

Call 403-475-0016 to book into the location most convenient for you.

Q: Where can I get affordable dentures in Calgary?
A: The experienced team at Future Smiles Denture Clinic has helped hundreds of patients get into affordable full, partial, and denture implants by offering the following services:

  • We accept the Alberta Adult Health Benefit
  • We provide financing options
  • We do direct billing

Our team has the experience to help you navigate the sometimes confusing world of health benefits to get you into affordable dentures faster and easier than ever before. If you are looking for a Calgary Denturist that helps you from start to finish, then look no further.

Q: Do denture implants really feel like natural teeth?
A: Because your Calgary Denturist will place the implant directly into your jawbone, implant supported dentures are as close to your natural teeth as possible. As they heal, your bone and tissue will fuse to the implant causing your new teeth replacement to look and feel strong, stable, and just like your own natural teeth.

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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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