Dental Implants

Are Missing Teeth Ruining Your Smile?

Dental implants help preserve bone and keep the bite stable, making them a popular choice for our South Calgary patients.

Dental Implants

Are Missing Teeth Ruining Your Smile?

Dental implants help preserve bone and keep the bite stable, making them a popular choice for our South Calgary patients.

Dental Implants Replace Single or Multiple Missing Teeth

Dental Implants in South Calgary, AB

Missing teeth make eating, speaking, and smiling difficult, and choosing the right way to replace a missing tooth is a highly personal decision. We will present all of your options and help you choose one that’s right for you.

Dental implants are gaining in popularity because they replace the entire tooth and offer a long-term solution to complete the function and appearance of the smile. We offer complete dental implant procedures in our South Calgary, AB dental office.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Many dental implant systems exist. Most commonly, single dental implants will consist of three main parts.

Dental implant post – The dental implant post is a titanium screw that replaces the root of the tooth.

Implant abutment – Using a small attachment, we will attach the dental implant to the crown. 

Dental implant crown – Your crown is the part of the implant that fills the gap in the smile. At Legacy Dental Care, we design dental implants to match the surrounding teeth for aesthetic results.

Dental implants require adequate bone for support. A full evaluation will determine if you have sufficient bone for surgical placement of the implant or if additional procedures, such as bone grafting, could be of benefit to you.

By taking x-rays, moulds of teeth, and planning for the ideal location to place the dental implant, our dentists increase the success rate for dental implant treatment.

Dental Implant Placement and Restoration

Dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone. While this may sound like an invasive procedure, bone does not contain the same number of nerve endings as the teeth and gums, so most patients tolerate it quite well.

Inflammation and mild bruising do sometimes occur. We will discuss how to manage any discomfort post-surgery to improve your comfort.

Dental implants need time to integrate with the bone. Your dental implant post is made of biocompatible titanium so that it will fuse with natural bone for stable results. This process, called osseointegration, takes approximately 3-6 months and may be longer for people who smoke.

Placing the dental crown will complete the smile. Our dental laboratory custom creates each dental implant crown to match your smile and fit with your bite.

In some cases, implants fail, and this is typically due to poor oral hygiene that leads to gum disease. When advanced gum disease attacks your jawbone, it compromises the stability of your implant.

Protecting Your Investment

A commitment to diligent home dental care by brushing and flossing correctly each day along with professional dental cleanings and exams will support the longevity and healthy function of your dental implant.

Learn More about Dental Implants in South Calgary

Our dentists are committed to helping patients have comfortable, attractive smiles. To find out if dental implants are right for you, we welcome you to get in touch with Legacy Dental Care to arrange a consultation with Dr. Sandon Wiedemann, Dr. Laiton Wiedemann, or Dr. Jayde Wiedemann. 

We welcome families from Calgary, as well as other nearby communities including Silverado, Chaparral, and Walden.


General Dentist Dr. Elisha Chapman, DDS
Dr. Elisha Chapman DDS

Dr. Elisha Chapman was born and raised in Calgary. She obtained her Bachelor of Science with honours from the University of Calgary and went on to the University of Alberta where she completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Since graduating in 2015, Dr. Chapman moved back home to Calgary and has practiced here ever since.

On a daily basis Dr. Elisha finds general dentistry fairly enjoyable; taking the time to meet and connect with patients is one of her favourite parts. Clinically, she has taken a strong …

Will Dental Implants Benefit Your Smile?


At Legacy Dental Care, we provide a number of options to replace missing teeth for patients who want to improve their diets or the appearance of their smile.

Tooth Replacement Options

Many patients choose dental implants in our Legacy dental office, but we offer alternatives for patients with varying needs.

Dental implants – replace the entire tooth structure, including the root
Dental bridge – fills the gap in the smile and keeps remaining teeth from shifting
Dentures – replace all teeth on the upper or lower arch
Partial dentures – replace some missing teeth
Implant-retained dentures – four to six dental implants anchor dentures in place
Implant-supported bridges – replace multiple teeth in a row

Modern Dentures in T2X 4K8

Modern dentistry has improved how we replace missing teeth. Dentures used to look generic and boxy and were difficult to fit. You might be surprised to learn that modern dentures and bridges look more natural than those of the past.

A full evaluation with one of our dentists will determine the options available to you. We will present all teeth replacement options and help you make a choice that adds confidence and allows you to eat more of the foods you love.

If you are facing extractions or have missing teeth, contact us to book an appointment.

A dental implant is a very minimally invasive way to replace a missing tooth. In the past, dentists recommended exclusively a bridge or a removable denture to replace missing teeth. A bridge requires crowns on neighboring teeth while a partial denture is something that can easily be removed. A dental implant is currently the best way to replace a missing tooth without having the downsides of a bridge or denture.

What is it?

There are 3 components to a dental implant:

Implant Body: Titanium screw that replaces the root of the tooth

Abutment: Connector between the implant screw and tooth

Tooth: Porcelain tooth that is coloured and shaped to match your other teeth

Are dental implants painful?

Like any dental treatment, pain afterwards is very typical. However our patients often find Advil or Tylenol can easily take care of the discomfort the following day. In fact, it’s often much less tender then removing a tooth!

Does your South Calgary office do implants?

Of course! We can place the implant screw and restore the tooth all within our own office, no referrals needed.


 Dental Implants