There’s never been a better way to replace your missing teeth than with our dental implants. West Plains Dental provides comprehensive dental implant therapy right here in our Airway Heights location, so that you can enjoy an affordable new smile without making multiple trips between different providers or expensive specialists.
Traditional types of tooth replacement have always involved one of two options: wearing a removable prosthesis such as a denture or partial; or reshaping healthy teeth to cement a fixed prosthetic into place. The latter means performing irreversible dental work on teeth that are otherwise healthy, compromising their integrity.
Thanks to dental implants, you can enjoy an independent, artificial tooth root that enables you to restore your smile without jeopardizing the health of your remaining teeth. Not to mention, implants are just as easy to care for as your natural smile.
With Spokane implants, you’re essentially enjoy a brand new, stand-alone tooth that:
Implants are artificial tooth roots that are anchored into your mouth near the area where your missing tooth once stood. They’re made of titanium, which is frequently used during joint replacement. This material is extremely biocompatible and triggers new bone growth, allowing the implant to become fused permanently into your jaw. As such, it makes the new “tooth root” stronger than your natural teeth. In nearly 98% of cases, a well-maintained implant can last for the entire life of the patient. Yes, you still need to brush and floss it just like a real tooth!
Once your implant is placed, our Airway Heights dentists allow the area to heal and integrate with your body. A few months later, an abutment is attached to the implant and your fixed restoration is installed. In the meantime, our Spokane office can provide you with something temporary to wear, so that you don’t have to go with a gap in your smile during the process.
Behind the longevity and minimalist design of implants, one of the other benefits is how our Spokane dentist can use them to replace as few or as many teeth as necessary.
Single Tooth Crowns - With an individual implant, we can anchor a permanent crown into place so that the new stand-alone “tooth” looks just like the ones next to it. This option eliminates the need for a traditional fixed bridge and is far easier to clean and maintain. Most people will never even realize that you had a missing tooth to begin with.
Multiple Tooth Bridges - Use two or more implants to support a bridge when you need to replace multiple teeth in a row. No more removable partial dentures! At West Plains Dental, we can support a three or four tooth bridge on just two implants, and that’s only the start. Some types of extended bridge options allow us to replace an entire arch of teeth on as few as four implants total!
Implant Supported Dentures and Teeth in a Day - Need to replace all of your teeth at once? Implants are strong enough to support a full arch denture that’s fixed in place for 24/7 wear. Some overdenture designs only need two or four implants total for their stabilization. We have an option for every budget. Even if you already have dentures and are struggling with how they fit, you may want to consider a stabilized option that eliminates the need for adhesives.
Replacing an entire tooth with an implant is a far more straightforward process than most people assume. In fact, there’s very little discomfort or swelling afterward that can’t be controlled with an over the counter pain reliever. Most people say that getting implants is easier than having a tooth pulled!
Airway Heights dental implants are the next best thing to having your real teeth all over again. No other type of tooth replacement can look and feel like the design of an implant that mimics natural anatomy. Chances are that after getting implants, you’ll wish you hadn’t waited so long!
Compared to other types of dental treatments or tooth replacement options, implants at West Plains Dental provide one of the best return on investments for restoring your smile’s health and function. Ongoing maintenance means that other types of treatments gradually wear out and need to be replaced, but a dental implant is usually forever.
If you’re planning to have a tooth extracted, we recommend discussing implant options with our dentists prior to the surgery. Replacing your tooth soon after the (or at the same) appointment can help to preserve natural spacing between your other teeth, so that they don’t start to shift or move out of place.
Our Spokane dentists utilize advanced tools and techniques to create a better fit for your restorative or implant treatments. You can even sit back and watch the television on the ceiling while we work our magic! We love what we do and we have fun doing it. You’ll feel right at home with a team who respects your needs and concerns like they would that of an old friend.
Ready to find out if our implants are right for you? Contact West Plains Dental in Airway Heights today to schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more. Our dentists understand what it’s like to be in your shoes, and we’ll do everything possible to ensure that you’re comfortable and confident with your choice in tooth replacement.
Be sure to ask about our affordable 0% financing options and Dental Savers Plan to receive an added discount on your implant treatment if you don’t have dental insurance. Same day implants (Teeth in a Day) are available!