Full Arch Dental Implants Toronto ON
3 Types of Implants: Full Mouth Implants, Single Tooth Implant, & Multiple Tooth Implants
Losing a tooth or teeth has a domino effect on your health and wellbeing. When a tooth is lost, the empty socket left behind contributes to the deterioration of your jawbone and other health issues. You may no longer be able to eat, speak, or chew comfortably. Your appearance also changes, which can have a negative impact on your self-confidence and willingness to smile and enjoy life.
At Luma Dental, our goal with dental implants is to replace your missing teeth with a beautiful, permanent solution that makes life, including speaking, smiling, laughing, and eating, a pleasure again. From single tooth dental implants to full arch restorations, we have the skill and technology to restore your confidence and ensure your dental health for years to come.
1) Single Tooth Dental Implant
In the past, a single missing tooth meant you needed a dental bridge. There are limits with a bridge, including the need to alter the adjacent teeth to support the bridge. The resulting damage can lead to cavities or gum disease if not cared for properly. Leaving the tooth socket empty also presents problems, including shifting your other teeth and deterioration of your jawbone when the tooth socket is empty.
The solution is a single tooth dental implant, a common procedure we do in the office without damaging the surrounding teeth. Placing the implant usually takes less than an hour, after which the area will need to heal for several weeks. This gives the jawbone time to fuse with the titanium screw or implant, creating a stable foundation for a dental crown. After the surgery, a temporary crown is used until your permanent crown is ready. Most patients need anywhere from three to six months for the implant to fuse with the jawbone. After that, the implant should last a lifetime. A crown typically lasts for ten to twenty years but can last longer and is easy to replace without disturbing the implant.
2) Multiple Tooth Implants
Multiple tooth implants are the same as a single tooth implant, but for more teeth. When more than one tooth is missing, bridges and partial dentures can be difficult to fit and wear, making multiple teeth implants preferable for a natural look and comfort.
As with a single implant, titanium implants are placed in the empty sockets of the missing teeth. However, instead of individual crowns, a customized set of teeth that resemble a bridge or partial plate are attached to the implants.
3) Full Arch Dental Implants
Full arch dental implants are a popular choice for Toronto residents for those missing all or most of their teeth in the upper or lower jaw. The full arch of replacement teeth is attached to several implants (usually between four and six) at intervals, creating a permanent set of replacement teeth without placing as many surgical implants. The result is a strong, natural-looking set of teeth with less surgery.
As with any kind of dental implant, full arch implants are a two-step process. The surgeon places the implants in the jawbone during your surgical appointment, after which healing will take several weeks or months. During this time, a temporary denture clips onto the implants. Once the area heals, the permanent, full arch is attached using abutments (small screws) to securely connect the arch to the implants.
Why Toronto Patients Love Full Arch Dental Implants
- Full arch dental implants look and feel like natural teeth
- They prevent deterioration of the jawbone
- They prevent receding gums often caused by dentures or bridges
- No need to worry about food getting stuck under your dentures or bridge
- Can eat anything with full arch dental implants that you eat with natural teeth
- Full arch implants cannot develop tooth decay
- No special cleaning routine is needed, just regular brushing and flossing
- No embarrassing slippage or clicking from dentures or bridges
Are Full Arch Dental Implants Right for You?
Single tooth implants are often the best option if you have one or two missing teeth. However, if most or all of your teeth are missing or have to be extracted, full arch dental implants may be a better fit for you. We are happy to review your dental health situation and recommend the appropriate options. Please schedule an appointment by calling our office at 416-778-8084 or using our online form. Dr. Firouzeh is happy to answer all your full arch dental implant questions.
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