Implant-Supported Dentures and Bridges in Pembroke, ON
Restore Your Healthy Smile For Good
Are you seeking a natural-looking and durable replacement for your missing teeth? Look no further than stable implant-supported restorations. At Parkview Dental, we offer high-quality implant-supported dentures and bridges made with this innovative material. With their translucent appearance and unparalleled strength, our Prettau® Zirconia restorations can help you regain your smile and confidence. Discover why Dr. James Munro is one of the best dentists in Pembroke, ON.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures and Bridges?
Implant-supported dentures and implant-supported bridges are cutting-edge dental solutions that provide a fixed and secure restoration for individuals with missing teeth. Unlike traditional removable dentures, implant-supported dentures and bridges offer improved stability and functionality, giving patients the freedom to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
What is Prettau® Zirconia?
Prettau® Zirconia is a biocompatible material that closely resembles natural teeth, blending seamlessly with the patient’s existing dentition. With the experience of Dr. Munro, patients can achieve a beautiful and natural-looking smile lasting for years to come!
Benefits of Implant Dentures and Bridges
Unlike traditional removable dentures, implant-supported dentures and bridges are securely anchored to dental implants, providing a stable and reliable restoration. This stability allows patients to speak, eat, and chew with confidence, without worrying about their dentures slipping or shifting.
The use of dental implants eliminates the need for adhesives or clasps to hold the dentures in place. As a result, patients experience increased comfort and freedom of movement, as the restorations feel more like natural teeth.
Implant-supported dentures and bridges made from Prettau® Zirconia resemble natural teeth in color, texture, and translucency. This high-quality material reflects light similarly to natural tooth enamel, resulting in a restoration that blends seamlessly with the surrounding teeth.
Preservation of Jawbone
When teeth are lost, the underlying jawbone can deteriorate over time. By placing dental implants in the jawbone, implant-supported dentures, and bridges stimulate bone growth and prevent further bone loss. This helps maintain the structure and integrity of the jaw, preserving facial aesthetics and preventing a sunken appearance.
Improved Dental Function
With implant-supported restorations, patients can enjoy an improved ability to bite and chew food. The stability provided by the implants allows for a more efficient and natural biting force, enabling a broader range of food choices and enhancing the overall dining experience.
Taking care of implant-supported dentures and bridges is similar to maintaining natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups are necessary to keep the restorations clean and to maintain optimal oral health.
Candidacy for Implant Dentures and Bridges
Not everyone is a suitable candidate for dental implants. Dr. Munro at Parkview Dental carefully evaluates each patient to determine their candidacy for implant placement and may recommend supplemental procedures to improve their candidacy.
The Implant Restoration Procedure: From Consultation to Restoration
Consultation and Treatment Planning
The journey towards implant-supported dentures or bridges begins with an initial consultation with Dr. Munro at Parkview Dental. During this appointment, he’ll carefully evaluate your oral health, discuss treatment goals, and determine if you’re a suitable candidate for implant-supported restorations. Dr. Munro will consider factors such as bone density, gum health, and overall medical history to ensure the success of the procedure.
Once a treatment plan is established, the next step involves implant placement. Under the expert hands of Dr. Munro, dental implants will be surgically inserted into the jawbone. These implants serve as artificial tooth roots, providing a strong foundation for dentures or bridges. The surgical procedure is performed under local anesthesia to ensure patient comfort.
Impression and Restoration
After the healing phase, impressions of the patient’s mouth will be taken to fabricate the custom-made implant-supported dentures or bridges. Dr. Munro utilizes state-of-the-art technology and digital imaging to ensure precise, accurate results. The impressions are then sent to a dental laboratory where skilled technicians craft the final restoration using high-quality Prettau® Zirconia.
Final Placement and Follow-Up
Once the implant-supported dentures or bridges are ready, Dr. Munro will securely attach them to the implants. The dentist will meticulously check the fit, aesthetics, and functionality to ensure a perfect outcome.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are implant-supported dentures and bridges removable?
No, implant-supported dentures and bridges are not removable by the patient. Unlike traditional removable dentures, implant-supported dentures and bridges are fixed in place and provide a secure and stable restoration.
How long do implant-supported dentures and bridges last?
Implant-supported dentures and bridges are designed to be long-lasting and durable. With proper care and maintenance, they have the potential to last for many years, even a lifetime.
Is the implant procedure painful?
Not at all. The implant procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, ensuring patients experience minimal discomfort during the surgery. the procedure, some soreness, swelling, and mild discomfort are normal and can be handled with over-the-counter pain medicine.
Are implant-supported dentures and bridges easy to clean?
Yes, implant-supported dentures and bridges are relatively easy to clean and maintain. Oral hygiene practices for implant-supported restorations are similar to those for natural teeth. Regular brushing and flossing are essential to remove plaque and food particles from around the prosthetics and implants.