Dr. Lon Riemer
231-7 St Anne St,
St. Albert, AB T8N 2X4


Preventative and Aesthetic Dentistry

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.

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What exactly are dental implants?

Dental implants are prosthesis pieces that are implanted into the bone of someone’s jaw in order to support an artificial tooth, crown, bridge, or denture. 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. Dental implants are necessary for a wide range of dental solutions.

Advantages of Dental Implants

In the past, dentures and bridges were just about the only two options used to treat tooth loss. Dental implants are now far more commonly used and recommended as they provide a long-term solution, are more comfortable and natural looking, and may help prevent further tooth loss and jaw issues. 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. Primary benefits of dental implants include:

  • A more natural, aesthetic look
  • Prevent jawbone from receding and encourages bone growth
  • Prevent further tooth loss
  • More comfortable support
  • Versatile support of crowns, bridges, and dentures
  • Life-long expectancy

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 providing ease and peace of mind! Book an appointment today!

Types of Implant Restoration Procedures

Implant restoration is the restoration of your teeth and jaw health through the procedure of placing a titanium post and false tooth within your jaw and mouth. Implant restoration includes:

Dental Implants

Implants are small, screw-like devices that are surgically inserted into the jawbone. They serve as anchors for dental restorations and provide stability and support for replacement teeth. The implant fuses with the bone in a process called osseointegration, which ensures a strong and long-lasting foundation.

Implant-supported Crowns
For the replacement of a single missing tooth, an implant-supported crown is a common solution. A custom-made dental crown is attached to the implant, mimicking the appearance and function of a natural tooth.

Implant-supported Bridges
When multiple adjacent teeth are missing, an implant-supported bridge may be used. Implants are strategically placed, and a bridge is attached to them, effectively “bridging” the gap left by the missing teeth.

Implant-supported Dentures
For individuals with multiple missing teeth or complete tooth loss, implant-supported dentures are a viable option. Dental implants can be used to anchor a full or partial denture, providing greater stability and eliminating issues associated with traditional removable dentures, such as slipping or discomfort.

Full Mouth Rehabilitation
In cases of extensive tooth loss or severe dental problems, implant restoration dentistry can be used for full mouth rehabilitation. This may involve the placement of multiple dental implants and the creation of a customized treatment plan to restore both function and aesthetics.

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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. Implant restoration dentistry not only addresses functional aspects but also considers the cosmetic aspect of dental restorations. Dentists work to ensure that implant-supported restorations look natural and blend seamlessly with your existing teeth. 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.

Proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups are essential for the long-term success of dental implants. Patients are usually advised to maintain good oral hygiene practices and visit their dentist regularly to ensure the implants and restorations remain in optimal condition.

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