COVID-19 Update

Dear McKenzie Towne Dental Patients,

The health and well-being of our patients and our team members is our top priority. We recognize the level of concern and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. Our office is closed for all non-essential dental treatment indefinitely, but we remain on-call for any emergent dental issues such as swelling, acute pain, and trauma.

If you or a family member has an upcoming appointment scheduled at our office we will get in touch with you when we are back to work to confirm future dated appointments.

As healthcare professionals, keeping you and your families safe is very important to us.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your trust and patience as we continue to work our way through this unusual and challenging time.

Thank you

Your McKenzie Towne Dental Team

(403) 257‑1180 | 85 High Street SE, Calgary, Alberta

Implant Retained Dentures

Dentures can be supported by implants. It’s a cost-effective way to replace missing teeth and offers a huge improvement over traditional dentures.

This dental innovation called implant-retained dentures was developed by Dr. Sendax Victor, a board-certified dentist based in Manhattan. His concept was later refined by Dr. R. A. Bulard, who added a single-piece “O-ball” design to it.

What Are Implant Retained Dentures?

An implant-retained denture is one supported by implants. The implants are ultra-small titanium alloy screws that are placed in the jawbone, providing an attachment at the gum tissue on which the denture will be held securely in place.

This method is usually recommended for patients with few teeth remaining but enough bone in the jaw to support implants. The implants, usually two, are mostly made for the lower jaw.

Before proceeding, your dentist will review your dental and medical history. X-rays and impressions will also be taken to ensure proper implant placement.

If you don’t have a complete denture yet, you will be provided a temporary denture that you’ll use until the implant retained denture is ready. The temporary denture can also be used as a backup for the final denture or as the final denture to save costs.

You and your dentist or oral surgeon will work together in developing a treatment plan.

Who Can Benefit from Implant Retained Dentures?

You may benefit from implant retained dentures if you have the following:

  • Missing or weak lower teeth
  • Not enough remaining teeth to hold a denture
  • Dentures that fit poorly or are uncomfortable

Advantages of Implant Retained Dentures

  • Helps preserve your facial structure by keeping your remaining jaw bone intact
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth
  • Eliminates the need for denture adhesives
  • Improves your ability to chew and enjoy foods without restriction
  • Feels comfortable and does not slip out of the mouth like regular dentures
  • Allows you to focus more on what you do
  • Boosts self-confidence

It’s amazing how a life-changing transformation is only a few dental visits away. If you want to know more about implant retained dentures, get in touch with our dental team at (403) 257‑1180.

Book your free consultation today.

Whether it’s a dental emergency in South Calgary or just a regular checkup or cleaning, McKenzie Towne Dental wants to make your experience as comfortable and convenient as possible. Serving McKenzie Towne, Cranston, Auburn Bay, Seton, Copperfield, New Brighton, Mahogany, Inverness, and all of Southeast Calgary


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© Copyright 2018 McKenzie Towne Family Dental and Dental Growth Strategies | All Rights Reserved | Powered by Dental Growth Strategies | Disclaimer: Dr. Safi Magharius is a general dentist, not a cosmetic dental specialist. Cosmetic dentistry is not a term/specialty recognized by the Alberta Dental Association & College (ADA&C). Dr. Magharius provides cosmetic dental procedures such as porcelain veneers, dental implant crowns, dental bonding, and teeth whitening as part of his general dentist license.