Dental implants in St. Albert
Whether due to gum disease or tooth decay, tooth loss continues to be a common frustration for many dental patients. Fortunately, Dr. Riemer can provide you with advice and treatment concerning dental implants in St. Albert. Implants have become one of the most common ways to replace missing teeth as they do not disturb or weaken the surrounding teeth. These are permanent restorations that are designed to feel and function like your natural teeth. If you are interested in dental implants, we encourage you to contact us for an appointment.
What exactly are dental implants?
In order to replace missing teeth, Dr. Riemer can provide you with dental implants in St. Albert. The treatment involves the insertion of a titanium post into the bone, providing a platform on which an artificial tooth can be attached. Usually the post is placed first, and the area is then allowed to heal for several months. After the healing process, the artificial tooth is then attached to the post.
Advantages of Dental Implants
In the past, dentures and bridges were just about the only two options used to treat tooth loss. Nowadays, however, dental implants are recommended as they provide a long-term solution, are more comfortable and natural looking, and may help prevent further tooth loss.
Dental implants can also protect the bone; they fill a gap and prevent the jawbone from shrinking. This means that the shape of your jaw and your appearance can be preserved.
At Dr. Riemer’s clinic in St. Albert, the treatment you will receive for your dental implants will be handled with care and precision:
- He will start by thoroughly planning your treatment and discussing the options available to you.
- He will then place the implant using 3D X-ray technology.
- The crown can be made for the implant once the root portion has had sufficient time to heal.
To top it all off, Dr. Riemer is often able to do everything under one roof. Every stage in the procedure can be done at the clinic, saving you a car journey or two!
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants in St. Albert?
Though dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth in nearly any patient, there are some requirements in order to undergo the procedure. Patients must have adequate bone in the jaw to support the implant and fuse with the metal post. Healthy gums, free of periodontal disease are also a requirement to ensure everything heals properly after the procedure.
If you are looking for a permanent solution to your missing tooth or teeth, dental implants in St. Albert could be the right choice for you. The implant will help to fill in a gap and restore the appearance of a natural smile. If you would like to learn more about this procedure, please get in contact with our office.