Comparing Tooth Replacement Options
From traditional bridges and dentures to dental implant-supported tooth restorations, the team at Parkview Dental offers a full range of tooth replacement options. Dr. Muro will help you find the solution that best fits your unique needs.
Traditional Tooth Replacement
Removable dentures, dental bridges, and other traditional tooth replacement options are a good choice for many people who are missing teeth. The treatment process can be completed quickly and they offer a cost-effective option for restoring function and beauty to your smile. However, because they sit on top of the gums, these restorations often slip out of place and can make chewing and speaking difficult. For these reasons, they may not be the best choice for some people.
Dental implants offer many benefits when compared to traditional tooth replacement options. Rather than sitting on the gums, dental implants are placed in the jawbone. They are the only tooth replacement option to take advantage of the process of osseointegration, in which the jawbone fuses with the implant fixture. This helps stimulate bone growth and protects the strength and the health of the entire jaw. Osseointegration is also responsible for the strong foundation that implants provide for your replacement teeth.
Dr. Munro can use dental implants to replace any number of teeth you’re missing, from single tooth to full arch.
Single Tooth Replacement
With a dental implant, Dr. Munro can replace a single tooth from root to crown. The implant fixture takes the place of the missing tooth’s roots in the jawbone where it creates a permanent, secure foundation for a replacement tooth.
For several neighboring missing teeth, Dr. Munro can design a multi-tooth bridge or partial denture, and secure it with one or more dental implants. If several teeth are missing throughout your smile, individual dental implants can be used to replace each tooth.
Full Arch Replacement
If you’re missing a full arch of teeth, Dr. Munro can design a special denture and secure it with several dental implants for a permanent solution. Unlike traditional, removable dentures that sit on top the gums, implant-supported dentures won’t slip out of place and function more like real teeth.