What are Dental Implants?
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.
Our Dental Implant Solutions
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.