All About Dentures – Types, Costs and Advantages

When it comes to restoring your smile, dentures are a great option for individuals looking to reclaim their confidence and functionality. As dental procedures and technologies have advanced, various denture types have emerged. Each type caters to different needs, budgets, and preferences. Among these, implant-supported dentures are our favourite as they offer unparalleled stability and comfort. In this guide, we’ll explore the world of dentures, discussing the various types and weighing the pros and cons of each. We’ll also cover the approximate cost of each of these services, to help you make an informed decision about which type of denture is right for you.

The costs below are simply estimates. Costs will vary based on the extent of treatment you need, and your current state of oral health. The only way to establish the exact cost of the procedure you need is by booking an appointment with us so we can conduct an exam, take images, and review options that would work best for your specific situation.  We also would strongly encourage you to get at least 2 recommendations from two independent clinics.

Different Denture Types

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures offer a tailored solution for individuals with one or more missing teeth while retaining some natural dentition. Partial dentures are removable prosthetic devices crafted to address the challenges of multiple missing teeth. The prosthetic teeth are attached to a gum-coloured acrylic base, which is secured in place using precision attachments or metal clasps.

They are intended to camouflage with your natural teeth, restoring your smile and oral function. Since they are easily removed, it allows for easy cleaning and maintenance, reducing the risk of tooth decay or gum disease.


  • Preserves the remaining natural teeth
  • Preserves the underlying bone structure
  • Restores chewing function and aesthetic appearance
  • Is easily removed for cleaning and maintenance


  • Potential discomfort or irritation, particularly in the areas where the dentures come in contact with teeth or gums
  • Requires diligent oral hygiene practices to prevent gum disease or tooth decay
  • Less stability compared to implant-supported dentures
Average Cost of Dentures

Dentures require no surgery, making them a much more affordable alternative to dental implants. However, they may also require periodic adjustments to ensure proper fit and function over time.

Partial dentures typically range from $700-1,800 per arch, depending on the materials used and the complexity of your case.

Traditional Full Dentures

Full dentures are a holistic solution for individuals experiencing complete tooth loss. They are removable dental prosthetics that look similar to natural teeth to help you regain oral function and aesthetic appeal. Additionally, they support facial muscles and preserve the facial structure, preventing issues such as sagging or premature aging.

They are usually made from acrylic resin and sit snugly atop the gums, relying on suction or dental adhesive to keep them in place. Full dentures will need periodic adjustments or replacements over time to keep optimal fit and function. Following tooth loss, the jaw will undergo changes and reporting, which can cause dentures to feel uncomfortable or become loose.


  • Economic option for tooth replacement
  • Non-invasive procedure that is suitable for most patients
  • Restores the facial aesthetics and basic chewing function of the mouth


  • Prone to instability and movement, especially when eating or speaking
  • Potential discomfort or soreness from gum irritation
  • Regular adjustments may be needed over time to maintain fit and comfort

Average Cost

Traditional dentures usually cost between $1,5000 to $3,000 per arch.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures were a huge game changer in dental restoration. They essentially combine dental implants and traditional dentures to offer patients unparalleled stability and functionality. They are a very reliable choice for people missing multiple teeth. The dentures are anchored into your mouth through surgically embedded implants in your jawbone, removing the risk of slippage or discomfort. This technique ensures that the dentures stay firmly in your mouth while speaking or eating.


  • Enhanced stability and functionality that is similar to natural teeth
  • Prevents bone loss in the jaw which preserves facial contours and structural integrity
  • Boosts confidence
  • Improves speech clarity


  • Initial investment is higher than traditional dentures
  • Requires oral surgery for implant placement
  • Longer treatment timeline
  • Potential for complications such as implant failure or inflammation around the implant

Average Cost

Implant-supported dentures are more expensive upfront than traditional dentures, but they also offer far greater long-term benefits. Implant-supported dentures offer exceptional durability and longevity. They require surgery, and therefore typically cost $5,000 to $30,000 per arch depending on the complexity of the case. The cost includes both the implants and the dentures. With proper maintenance and care, these dentures should last for many years while continuing to preserve facial structure and bone density.

Learn more about implant-supported dentures.

Specialized Solutions

Immediate Dentures

Immediate dentures provide patients with a seamless transition from extraction to prosthetic placement. The dentures are made before the teeth are extracted, allowing the dentures to be inserted immediately after. This allows you to leave the dental office with a complete smile.

They are a good solution for individuals undergoing extensive tooth extraction. Immediate dentures offer immediate restoration of function and aesthetics. During the healing phase, they provide support to surrounding tissue and help to facilitate speech and mastication.


  • Eliminates potential embarrassment or discomfort from being without teeth post-extraction
  • Supports facial structures and prevents collapse during the healing period
  • Immediate restoration of speech articulation and chewing function


  • May require adjustments or realigning as gum tissue heals
  • Initial discomfort while adapting to the new prosthesis
  • Additional cost compared to traditional dentures due to fabrication and customization

Overdentures, which are also known as implant-retained or supported dentures, represent a harmonious marriage of dental implants and removable prosthetics. Unlike conventional dentures, overdentures are designed to securely attach to dental implants or remaining natural teeth to offer enhanced stability and retention.

They are the ideal solution for individuals looking for improved stability and comfort without committing to the permanence of fixed implant-supported prostheses. They are especially beneficial for patients with compromised bone density or insufficient jawbone for full implant-supported dentures.


  • Enhanced stability and chewing efficiency compared to traditional dentures
  • Preserves bone density and facial contours, minimizing the risk of jawbone resorption
  • Easy maintenance and hygiene regimen, as the prosthesis can be easily removed for cleaning


  • Higher initial investment compared to traditional dentures
  • Requires adequate bone volume or additional procedures such as bone grafting to support the implant
  • Ongoing maintenance and periodic adjustments may be necessary

Specialized Solutions Offered by Georgian Dental

Locator Overdenture

Dr. Adam Tan offers a specialized solution called “locator overdenture”, which is a dental implant retained denture. This innovative solution combines the stability and longevity of dental implants with the convenience of a removable denture.

Locator overdenture allows adjustments for the degree of denture retention. In some cases, there is so much retention that patients cannot remove their dentures without using a special tool (provided by us at no additional cost). Additionally, we’re able to remove the bulk of acrylic that sits around the edges of the dentures for improved comfort.

Benefits include:

  • No more loose, ill-fitting dentures
  • No more dental clicking
  • No more dental paste needed
  • No more dental discomfort
  • No more painful dental sores
ConfidentURe® Process

The ConfidentURe® process includes an upgraded denture retention system that is stronger and longer lasting compared to the current ‘gold’ standard. It offers a lifetime warranty for the dental implant and a 10-year warranty on the anchoring system. The process is the first of its kind in Canada!

Benefits include:

  • Comparatively lower cost than other implant-supported denture procedures
  • Improved denture stability
  • Bone loss is prevented
  • Increased comfort
  • Taste your food again properly
  • Less impingement of the tongue
Find the Best Solution for Your Smile  

There are many different solutions out there for your dental health. Dentures of all kinds are a very versatile solution for oral rehabilitation or tooth replacement. While traditional dentures are a great solution that has been around for a long time, implant-supported alternatives reign supreme when it comes to stability, comfort, and longevity. Immediate dentures and overdentures provide even more options, catering to the diverse needs and preferences of patients undergoing dental restoration. By exploring the different types, costs, and advantages of various denture solutions, you can make an informed decision tailored to your unique needs and wants.

Booking an appointment with a qualified dental professional remains paramount in achieving optimal oral health, function, and aesthetics. As the journey towards a strong smile begins, may it be paved with knowledge, empowerment, and the promise of a brighter tomorrow.

Georgian Dental Is Here for Your Oral Health

Selecting the right dentist for your needs is a significant decision that can profoundly impact your oral health, confidence, and overall well-being.

While this guide provides a broad overview of the different types of dentures available and their approximate cost, it’s essential to recognize that every patient’s needs are unique. Some options will not be available to you based on where your tooth loss occurs and the health of your gums and jawbone.

The only way to properly determine which procedure is right for you and the associated costs is through a comprehensive appointment with a qualified dental professional.

At Georgian Dental, we understand the importance of selecting the right dental clinic for your needs. Our team of experienced professionals provides personalized care and exceptional results in a comfortable and welcoming environment – book your appointment today and let’s get your smile in style!

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