Why Denture Implants Might Not Be The Right Solution For You

Implant supported dentures are an innovative tooth replacement alternative to traditional dentures. However, they do have certain limitations which may not make them the right choice for every patient.

For many patients, dental implants are an advanced tooth replacement option which offers a natural-looking, long-lasting solution for missing teeth due to age, injury and/or gum disease.

Denture-supported implants have many benefits over traditional dentures, including:

  • They look, feel and function more like natural teeth
  • They can last for 20 years or more, if taken care of properly
  • There is no slippage, movement, or need for messy adhesives
  • Improved speaking and chewing ability
  • No more sore spots
  • Prevent bone loss in the jaw


High Quality & Affordable Dental Implants at Future Smiles

At Future Smiles, we always strive to offer our patients the most advanced and comfortable tooth replacement options. From implants and flexible partials, to traditional complete/partial dentures, we offer many tooth loss solutions to meet all your unique needs.

We also provide flexible payment plans and house calls to make your denture experience as comfortable, easy and stress-free as possible.

Want to know how we can help with your tooth loss needs?


How are Denture Implants Different From Regular Dentures?

While a regular denture rests on your gums, denture implants are supported by and attached to tooth implants - a screw made of titanium that is surgically placed into your jaw by a denturist.

This tooth implant mimics the root of your tooth and lessens the effects of bone loss resulting from missing teeth. It can support fixed replacement of several teeth, or an entire denture set.

Who is the ideal dental implant candidate?

Dental implants are a great tooth replacement option for many patients. However, there are certain factors which could affect your candidacy, including:

  • Inadequate bone in the area
  • Presence of periodontal disease
  • Bite complications
  • Whether or not you are a smoker
  • Medications such as blood thinners

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Limitations of Denture Implants

While denture implants are an extremely successful and reliable tooth loss solution, not every patient is a suitable candidate. Before deciding if this is the right option for you, it’s important to understand some of the limitations that come with this denture solution.

1. They Are More Expensive Than Dentures

While it is true that denture implants are initially more expensive than traditional full/partial dentures, you may want to consider that dentures come with higher maintenance costs, such as repairs, relines and replacements every 5-7 years, leading to higher long-term costs.

Financing Options

At Future Smiles, we help our patients with flexible financing options to make paying for denture implants a smooth and easy process.


2. They Require Surgery

Getting tooth implants is an extensive process that does require surgery. It’s important for patients to understand this because any form of surgery carries the risk of:

  • Infection
  • Anesthesia-related problems
  • Nerve damage
  • Excessive bleeding

However, when performed by a qualified denturist, getting tooth implants is a safe, effective and long lasting tooth replacement solution.


3. There Is the Risk of Rejection

Dental implants can sometimes be rejected, but this happens no more than 2 percent of the time and when it does, the implant is usually replaced with another one that is slightly larger.

NOTE: Smokers and diabetics have the highest risk of implant failure, with the likelihood of rejection rising to 8-12%.


Everyone is a Possible Candidate For Denture Implants

Anyone who has lost one or more of their adult teeth at any stage of their life is a possible candidate for dental implants. While some patients may require more careful consideration, assessment and treatment than others, our denturist can guide you through all your tooth replacement options for a more beautiful, confident smile and better oral health.


Contact Us Today

To find out more about our affordable and quality denture solutions, including full/partial dentures and implant-supported dentures, contact our Calgary denturist 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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