Are you considering dental implants in Saskatoon? In the event that a tooth needs to be removed, its absence can cause additional issues in the mouth, such as:
Replacing the tooth is the best option to ensure that these secondary issues do not arise. Popular options include bridges and partial dentures, but the most consistent option is getting dental implants to replace the natural tooth.
Dental implant treatment involves implanting a titanium post in the underlying jaw bone. Titanium is biocompatible, so instead of fighting the metal, your body accepts it. The titanium fuses to the bone and acts as a replacement for the roots of the missing tooth.
After the dental implant has been implanted, your dentist can then top it off with a dental crown. The crown is made from extremely hard ceramic, so it mimics the look and strength of a natural tooth. An implant and crown are extremely effective in preventing the aforementioned issues that arise when a tooth is missing.
Those with certain pre-existing conditions, such as gum disease, may not be able to keep the dental implants successfully. Your Saskatoon dentist will discuss additional options if dental implants are not possible.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Dr. Adam Stenerson. To give you a little background about myself, I was born and raised in the Sonningdale, Saskatchewan area, where my parents live and farm to this day. After graduating high school, I attended the University of Saskatchewan where I completed a Bachelor of Science in Physiology degree (2009) followed by a Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD) in 2013.