The best option available for replacing a missing tooth is usually dental implants. At Alma Dental Centre, either Dr Sandeep Sidhu, or Dr. Michael Leclair will take patients through the major components of oral surgery. Our first priority to is to identify that the patient is a good candidate for the procedure and to outline the treatment process from start to finish, including post operative care and recovery.
In most circumstances, if a patient has healthy gums and enough bone in the jaw to hold an implant, the procedure should be a success. If a patients jawbone is inadequate or under-developed, a bone graft may be done to build up the jawbone.
Patients can use bridges, partials or complete dentures as an alternative, but dental implants are the ideal solution for a missing tooth because it actually stops bone loss and enhances the health of the surround teeth and gum. Our implant dentistry page offers more information for patients who want to learn more about surgery. We are conveniently located for patients living in the Vancouver communities of Dunbar, Point Grey, Kitsilano and UBC. Contact us now if you have questions or are looking for a no obligation assessment.