Do you struggle with traditional dentures? Are you tired of the constant slipping, discomfort, and limitations they cause while eating? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of people experience these challenges with dentures, impacting their confidence and quality of life.
But there’s good news! Implant-supported dentures offer a revolutionary solution for those seeking a stable, comfortable, and natural-looking smile. Here at Enhance Dental Centre, we specialize in helping patients achieve a confident smile with implant-supported dentures.

What are Implant-Supported Dentures?

What are Implant-Supported Dentures?

An implant-supported denture is an oral appliance designed to replace multiple teeth at once. It is similar to a traditional denture. However, an implant-supported denture attaches directly to your jawbone through dental implants rather than sitting on top of your gums.
Dental implants serve as tiny threaded posts to replace the roots of lost teeth. Better stability is provided for speaking, eating, and chewing with dentures supported by implants.

Who is a Candidate for Implant-Supported Dentures?

Who is a Candidate for Implant-Supported Dentures?

Dental health providers may suggest implant-supported dentures for those missing most or all of their teeth, or for those missing several teeth in sporadic areas. Dentists can advise on the best option for your situation.
To qualify, jaw bone must accommodate dental implants. In many cases, dental bone grafts can help add volume and density to areas where you’ve lost bone.
Here at Enhance Dental Centre, we carefully evaluate each patient to determine if they’re a good candidate for this treatment.

Ideal Candidates for Implant-Supported Dentures

Generally Good Oral Health

Healthy gums and a free-of-disease mouth are crucial for successful implant placement and long-term denture stability.

Sufficient Jawbone Density

The dental implants need a strong foundation in your jawbone to integrate properly. Enhance Dental Centre will assess your jawbone density using X-rays or CT scans. If your jawbone has deteriorated due to missing teeth, bone grafting procedures may be possible to build up the bone volume before implant placement.

Commitment to Good Oral Hygiene

Maintaining excellent oral hygiene is essential for the long-term success of implant-supported dentures. Brushing and flossing regularly, along with regular dental checkups, are crucial.

Overall Health

Certain medical conditions may require additional considerations before undergoing implant surgery. Your dentist will discuss your overall health during the consultation.
Note: During your consultation at Enhance Dental Centre, our experienced dentist will:
Discuss your dental history and concerns.

  • Conduct a thorough oral examination to assess your gums, teeth (if any remaining), and jawbone health.
  • Take X-rays or CT scans to evaluate your jawbone structure and density.
  • Discuss your candidacy for implant-supported dentures and present various treatment options.
  • Answer all your questions and address any concerns you may have about the procedure.
  • This personalized consultation allows us to determine if implant-supported dentures are the right solution for you and develop a customized treatment plan to achieve a beautiful, functional, and confident smile.

Schedule a consultation at Enhance Dental Centre today! Our experienced dentists will evaluate your individual needs and discuss your options to achieve a smile you can truly love. Call us at 604-733-1022 or visit our website to book your appointment.

Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures

Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures offer a range of advantages that make them a preferred choice for individuals seeking a stable, long-term solution to tooth loss. Let’s explore the key benefits:

  • Unlike traditional dentures that can slip or shift during speech or eating, implant-supported dentures are securely anchored to dental implants surgically placed in the jawbone. This firm integration eliminates discomfort and allows for confident chewing, speaking, and smiling without fear of denture movement.
  • Implant-supported dentures restore nearly full biting and chewing function, similar to natural teeth.
  • With proper care and regular dental visits, implant-supported dentures can last a lifetime, making them a cost-effective investment in oral health.
  • Implant-supported dentures help preserve the integrity of the jawbone by stimulating bone growth and preventing further deterioration and bone loss.
  • Implant-supported dentures are custom-crafted to resemble natural teeth, providing a lifelike appearance that complements facial features and restores a natural smile. The stable integration of dental implants ensures a seamless fit and feel, enhancing comfort and confidence.
Risks of Implant-Supported Dentures

Risks of Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are generally considered a safe and effective solution for tooth replacement. However, like any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications.

1. Surgical Risks

The placement of dental implants involves a surgical procedure that carries inherent risks, such as:

  • Infection: Although uncommon, there is a risk of developing an infection at the implant site.
  • Damage to Surrounding Structures: During implant placement, nearby nerves, blood vessels, or sinus cavities may be affected, leading to potential complications.
  • Implant Failure: In some rare cases, dental implants may fail to integrate with the jawbone properly, requiring additional procedures or replacement.

2. Nerve damage and sensation changes

3. Sinus perforation (a hole in your sinus membrane)

4. The prosthetic components (such as denture attachments or abutments) may experience wear and tear over time.

 

The Dental Implant Process

The Dental Implant Process

The implant-supported denture process involves several steps, including pre-prosthetic surgery, implant placement, dental impressions, and denture placement.
Before implant placement, decayed or damaged teeth are extracted and bone grafting is performed. The patient may need to heal for a few months before implant placement in any areas where you’ve lost jawbone density.
Depending on your situation, you may need to heal for a few months before implant placement. The implant is then placed into the jawbone by one of our experienced surgeons.
It typically takes three to six months for the implants to integrate. The patient wears a healing denture while waiting for the implants to integrate. After implant healing, scans of the upper and lower dental arches are taken and sent to a dental lab for fabrication.
The dentist then attaches the custom denture to the implants and teaches proper oral hygiene practices.

Conclusion

If you’re struggling with traditional dentures and longing for a more stable, comfortable, and natural-looking smile, implant-supported dentures could be the life-changing solution you’ve been seeking. They offer a wealth of benefits, from improved chewing ability and boosted confidence to enhanced oral health and long-term durability.
Here at Enhance Dental Centre, we specialize in helping patients achieve the smile of their dreams with implant-supported dentures. Our experienced and caring team will guide you through every step of the process, from initial consultation to post-operative care. We understand the importance of clear communication and will address any concerns you may have about the procedure. Schedule a consultation with Enhance Dental Centre today!

FAQs

1- Is it better to get dentures or implants?

Deciding between dentures and implants depends on your priorities. Dentures are more affordable upfront but require adhesives and may slip. Implants are pricier but offer superior comfort, stability, and durability, functioning more like natural teeth. Consider your budget, desired level of function, and long-term goals for your oral health.

2- What are the some rare risks of implant-supported dentures?

  • Infection.
  • Nerve damage.
  • Injury to your mouth.
  • Sinus perforation (a hole in your sinus membrane).

3- What is the cost difference between dental implants and dentures?

Dentures and dental implants can vary widely in price. Dentures are more affordable upfront, costing around $1,300, but require frequent replacements. Dental implants, on the other hand, are more expensive upfront, costing around $3,000-5000 for a single tooth.Note that each situation is different and our experienced dentists will provide you with the best option for you.