Take Your Dentures to the Next Level with Dental Implants in Peace River at Denture & Implant Cottage

Implant-retained dentures are an increasingly popular option for replacing missing teeth rather than conventional dentures or partial dentures. At Denture & Implant Cottage we offer a variety of Implant Supported Dentures to clients in Peace River. There are two most common types of Implant Dentures: removable implant dentures and fixed implant dentures. With either option, you can choose between full dentures or partial dentures.

Many patients with implant-retained dentures can eat food they once didn’t think to try and find a greatly increased quality of life.

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Dental Implants

Your smile says a lot about you, and when it doesn’t look how you want it to, it can make you feel very self-conscious. Luckily, dental implants have been developed to provide an efficient and long-term solution to bring back your smile – making eating, smiling and having conversations much more enjoyable.

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Are Dental Implants Right for Your?

  • Are you missing a few teeth or all your teeth?

  • Are you struggling to eat the foods you used to enjoy and want to chew food with natural teeth?

  • Are you unhappy with your smile?

  • Are you tired of denture pain?

  • Are our dentures constantly loose, unstable and sick of using adhesives?

  • Wanting to preserve the health of jaw bone and prevent further bone loss in the jaw

  • An increase in confidence with appearance and eating in public

The reasons for selecting dental implants vary from person to person. However, we ultimately want to enjoy our meals with family and friends - pain-free with a beautiful, confident, proud smile.

What Are Dentures with Implants?

Dental implants are titanium screws that are threaded into the underlying bones beneath the gum line. The procedure sounds painful? However, were you aware that there are no nerves in the bone! The gum tissue is always regenerating fresh cells and begins to heal promptly. Within 7-10 days, the fresh gum tissue is regenerated, and dental implants integrate into the bone. Depending upon the implant type you select and the number of implants you have placed, your healing time will vary. That doesn’t mean that you have to go without your partial or complete denture. It only means that we don’t place the finishing components inside your denture until the bone around the implant has healed, and the implant is well integrated. Dental implants are now more accessible than ever. The procedures are safe, efficient, backed with research and much more cost-effective than it has ever been before.

Every natural tooth has a periodontal ligament attached. These ligaments send signals to the brain to keep producing fresh bone cells while we function and place stress on our teeth. When we are missing our teeth, no longer is that stimulus sent to the brain to keep producing bone cells. Our body's response is to actually atrophy or shrink in size where there are missing teeth. As a result, adjacent teeth that once previously had a tooth next to them show gum recession from the bone shrinking in that area. In our mouths, as a result of the gum recession, root exposure and bone loss, your tooth or teeth become compromised and potentially fail from lacking the necessary support.

How Dental Implants Work

Dental implants can be placed around missing teeth and crowns. Partial dentures can be made to fit onto the dental implant attachment to add the support necessary. Since the dental implants are placed into the bone, while we create new crowns and partial or complete dentures to fit the implants, bone mass actually begins to once again produce those fantastic bone cells which will no longer atrophy.

If you are missing all of your teeth on one arch or both, you can once again regain that confidence and ability to function much the same as you did with your natural teeth. On the upper ridge, if four implants are placed into the bone, we can cut the denture back into a horseshoe shape, so once again, you will be able to feel your palate. No more gagging on the upper dentures if you suffer from this.

The problematic lower denture that is commonly used to move, float and collect food particles beneath it - can now be made to actually snap onto attachments. It can be made to be removable by you, or it can be fixed onto the implant attachments only to be removed by a dental professional.

The Positive Impact of Dental Implants

The stabilization of your dentures changes so many things biomechanically. Your ability to chew becomes more efficient as you now have more power behind every bite. The muscles become stronger, thus making chewing far more efficient and easier. You can now eat raw garden-fresh vegetables and lean meats that you became accustomed to avoiding with conventional dentures. When you eat better, you feel better! When you become more active, it inspires you to socialize more with family and friends, therefore, improving your quality of life. You are worth it! We are only given one chance on this earth – let’s make the most of it.

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Types of Denture Implants Solutions

1. Implant-supported

Bar-retained dentures – a metal bar that is attached by implants into the jaw bone. The denture fits over the bar and securely attaches into place via clips or different types of attachments.

2. Implant retained

The denture is directly attached to implants in the jawbone. The implant fixture itself can fit many different abutment attachments to connect to the dentures.

Ball abutment | Locators | Conus Abutments, etc.

3. Fixed screw-retained

All-on-4 dental implant system

This option provides a denture that is screwed into the implants, providing a denture that is fixed into the mouth like natural teeth. 

The All-on-4 option can provide you with a fixed full-arch denture insertion immediately on the same day of the implant procedure. The number of implants can be increased.

Different Types of Implants Supported Denture

Removable Dental Implants

Easy and convenient dentures.

Just like fixed permanent dentures, removable dentures use implants to keep your dentures in place, prevent slipping, and provide additional facial support, particularly for patients with significant bone loss. Conveniently, these dentures can be removed for much easier cleaning with less effort and less time. Another great quality of removable dentures on implants is their lower cost — they tend to cost about half the price of fixed permanent dentures.

Removable Dental Implants

Fixed Denture Implants

A modern solution for your missing teeth.

For those with significant tooth loss or decay or for people who struggle with the fit and feel of conventional dentures due to bone loss in the jaw, permanent dentures or fixed dentures could be just the thing you’re looking for. This involves placing an implant in the jaw that’s anchored in place by the bone. The implants are made from titanium, and they fuse to the living bone. This happens through a process known as osseointegration. Eventually, your dentures will be fixed in place with the help of these implants.

Have you lost an entire arch of teeth? Or are you soon to have your remaining teeth removed because they are too unhealthy to save? Then you may be able to replace them with fixed dentures supported by dental implants!

Fixed Denture Implants

There are many benefits of opting for permanent dentures supported by dental implants, including:

  • They look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

  • They stay in place when you eat or talk.

  • They can help prevent the loss of bone in the jaw.

With many different denture implant options, determining which option that is best for you will ultimately come down to your dental situation.

Here at Denture & Implant Cottage, our denturists work closely and are also a strong liaison with dentists and surgeons in our region and further away, including Edmonton.

If you think denture implants are for you, call now and book a free consultation at 780-624-4573.

FAQs

Read some frequently asked questions about dental implants.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants replace the roots of your teeth. They provide a strong foundation for permanent dentures as well as removable dentures.

Are Dental Implants Painful?

Patients are given anesthesia before the procedure, so there should be no pain. Most patients tend to experience some discomfort as the numbing wears off.

How Long Can Dental Implants Last?

With proper maintenance and care, a dental implant can last for over 20 years.

Are Dental Implants Safe?

Dental implants are typically made from titanium and are a safe and well-established treatment for replacing teeth.

What Do Implant-supported Dentures Cost?

The cost depends on the number of implants that need to be placed in the jaw and the type of denture used over the implants.

Is There a Downside to Dental Implants?

There are some limiting factors such as cost, healing time (3-6 months) and the need for bone grafting surgery in some cases.

How Many Implants Do You Need for the Upper Jaw?

Six or more implants may be needed for a non-removable restoration, while the minimum number of implants for a removable restoration is four.

Can Food Get under Dental Implants?

Yes, certain kinds of food can get caught between the soft gum tissues and the teeth or dental implants to which they are attached.

Can You Remove Implant-supported Dentures?

You cannot remove implant-supported dentures as they securely fit the implants. Only your denturist or dentist can remove them for cleaning and examination.

Client Experiences, Shared!

Read what people have to say about our services.

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Best Dentures Ever

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“Best dentures ever. Best fit, best look. i would recommend Denture & Implant Cottage. My upper denture that you made for me is the best fit I ever had. I have not had any issues with pressure points ánd the fit is so good. Next best, to the real thing.  I will recommend you without hesitation.  Thank You Kendall”

- Gord M.

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