Our Implant Solutions in Pembroke, ON
Dental implants are the healthiest and most effective replacement for missing teeth. They’re the only option that attaches directly to the jawbone, creating a secure foundation and stimulating growth. With the appearance and function of natural teeth, dental implants provide advantages that no other tooth replacement option can match.
We invite you to discover more about our dental implant solutions and how they’ll benefit you.
What Dental Implants Can Do For You
Dental implants offer many benefits to your appearance, health, and quality of life. They look like your natural teeth, so you’ll feel confident when you smile again. They also function like natural teeth, which means they’re easy to maintain with regular brushing and flossing.
Several of the advantages you get with dental implants are due to the process of osseointegration, in which the jawbone fuses to the implant fixture. The implant fixture works like a natural tooth root to secure the dental implant in place. The implant fixture doesn’t just serve as a strong foundation for your dental implant — it also helps stimulate healthy jawbone growth, keeping your jaw strong and healthy. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement solution that does this.
Unlike traditional replacement methods such as dentures, dental implants don’t ever need to be removed and they won’t slip out of place when you’re speaking or eating. This makes it possible to enjoy all your favorite foods, such as steak and raw vegetables, without complications.
Your Tooth Replacement Options
At Parkview Dental, Dr. Munro features a variety of dental implant treatments to fit your needs. Whether you’re missing one tooth, several teeth, or a full arch, we can fix your smile.
Single Tooth Replacement
When Dr. Munro restores a single missing tooth with a dental implant, he replaces the whole tooth, from root to crown. The implant fixture replaces the roots of the natural tooth, forming a strong bond with the jawbone. This creates a solid foundation for the custom-designed porcelain crown. Once Dr. Munro attaches the crown, it will replace your tooth and blend in with the rest of your smile.
Multiple Tooth Replacement
If you have missing teeth spread throughout your smile, Dr. Munro will fill each gap with a dental implant and crown. However, if you’re missing two or more adjacent teeth, the best option is often a multi-tooth bridge or partial denture that’s secured using two or more dental implants. Dr. Munro will design this replacement to perfectly fit the gap and restore your smile.
Full Arch Replacement
For a long time, removable dentures were the only option for replacing a full arch of missing teeth. That’s no longer true, as Dr. Munro can create a special denture designed to be secured by four or more dental implants. Implant-supported dentures won’t slip out of place and never need to be removed, so you’ll be able to smile with confidence all the time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which implant solution is best for me?
The best dental implant solution for you depends on how many teeth you need to replace. If you’re only missing one tooth, a traditional implant topped with a porcelain crown is all you need. But if you’re missing several teeth, replacing each tooth individually will be costly. That’s why we recommend securing a dental bridge or dentures with multiple implants for a convenient, stable restoration.
If your missing teeth are adjacent, a bridge is likely your best option. For patients who have missing teeth spaced throughout their smile or need to replace a full arch, Dr. Munro will recommend implant-supported dentures. Call our practice and schedule a consultation to discover the ideal solution for your smile.
Can I replace a full arch of teeth with dental implants?
Yes! If you’re missing a full arch of teeth, Dr. Munro can customize a set of full dentures just for you and secure them to your jaw with four or more dental implants. Unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures won’t ever fall out or slide around in your mouth. This means you can eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
Best of all, implants stimulate your jaw to prevent bone loss and preserve your facial structure. They’re the only tooth replacement that will protect your long-term oral health in addition to restoring your smile.
How many dental implants are needed to support dentures?
Depending on how many teeth you’re restoring, implant-supported dentures require anywhere from two to eight implants. If you’re securing a full-arch denture, Dr. Munro will place a minimum of four implants to ensure stability, though often more. In addition to how many teeth you’re replacing, the number of implants required can also vary based on the strength of your jawbone and where the implants are being placed.