Implant Dentistry with Davenport Smiles – Your Spokane Dentist
Dental Implants FAQs
What is a dental implant, and how does it work?
Dental implants have been used for over 30 years to replace lost or damaged teeth. Dental implants can be an excellent long-term solution. Dental implants are titanium alloy screws placed into the jawbone to take the place of missing teeth’s roots. Bone attaches to the implant within a few months and the replacement tooth is attached. Implants are used to replace missing teeth and also to support removable dentures.
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
If you enjoy good oral health but either have loose dentures or one or more missing teeth, you are likely a candidate for dental implants. A new patient consultation with Dr. Navi Virk will enable him to determine what type of treatment will work best for you. At a consultation, Dr. Virk will answer your questions and go over with you what to expect during and after treatment.
How long will it take?
A customized treatment plan is the first step. Typical implant therapy may require several steps over a period of three months to one year, depending on your case.
How do I care for my dental implants?
Dental implants require the same care as your teeth. Brushing and flossing, as well as regular dental visits, are recommended. Your dental implants can last a lifetime with the proper care.
Reasons for implants:
Dental implants look, feel, and function like healthy, natural teeth.
When teeth are missing, the surrounding bone begins to shrink and the jawbone changes shape due to the bone loss; dental implants can prevent this deterioration so that your face will retain its natural shape.
Dental implants allow for a better diet and improved general health by restoring proper chewing.
Dental implants can be used to support a denture, making loose, uncomfortable dentures and messy adhesives a thing of the past!
What kind of dental implants do you use?
At the Spokane dental office Davenport Smiles, we use Straumann dental implants. Straumann is a company that continuously seeks improvement in their technology. With implants, a single tooth can be replaced without having to cut down your adjacent teeth as would have happened with a traditional bridge. They may also be used to stabilize your loose dentures by clicking a denture onto the implant and for full mouth reconstruction with implant-supported bridges. If you are missing teeth or have dentures, this may be the solution you have been seeking.
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