Partial Dentures | Implant dentures Calgary

One of the most popular ways to replace missing teeth is with removable dentures. People can lose teeth for a number of reasons, including decay, gum disease, injury or other oral complications. While dentures remain a popular option, they are not as natural as your original teeth since they can become loose or shift around. At Hillhurst Denture Clinic, we address this problem with implant dentures, which effectively keep your dentures in place.

So, what are implant-supported Dentures?
Implant supported dentures stay in place by a few small implants that are embedded directly into your jawbone. The implants are constructed of titanium metal, making them extremely strong and durable. Unlike removable dentures, implant-supported dentures won't move around or become loose. You can feel confident speaking, chewing and smiling.

Why implants exactly?
Implants are ideal because they offer superior support and stability for your dentures. Compared to full dentures which utilize a ball or bar attachment to be kept in place, implants hold the dentures securely in place and prevent them from shifting or moving around.

Conventional dentures rely on your gum tissue to stay in place which can cause irritation and discomfort. However, because implant-supported dentures use implants to stay in place, they are much more comfortable to wear and won’t cause irritation.

Are you a candidate for implant-supported dentures?
The best candidates for implant-supported dentures are people with plenty of healthy jaw bone tissue. This is important because you have to have enough bone tissue to support the implant and keep it in place. Dan Mihajlov DD will perform a comprehensive examination to ensure you’re a proper candidate, which includes using X-rays and impressions to determine the appropriate option for your case.

How much do they cost?
Depending on a number of factors, the cost of dental implants can vary including whether implants are needed to support replacement teeth and if you need other procedures prior to implant placement. We will give you a quote prior to any procedures so you can know the exact costs.

Benefits of properly-fitted dentures
People can lose their teeth for a variety of reasons including severe decay, gum disease, or injury. To create your dentures, Dan Mihajlov DD will work together with a dental lab to ensure they’re a perfect fit. If the person still has remaining natural teeth, partial dentures are recommended. However, if all of their teeth are gone, complete denture are used to replace them. Properly fitted dentures have a number of benefits which include:  

  • Improved pronunciation.
  • Enhanced chewing ability.
  • Support for your jawbone and cheekbones.
  • Improved self-confidence about your appearance.

Modern dentures look and feel completely natural. They are made from acrylic resins and porcelain to get the best natural looking results for your smile. The acrylic resin is strong and comfortable to wear, and the porcelain is customized to the unique shade of your teeth ensuring aesthetic pleasing results.