Providing Dental Implants in Spokane, WA
If you have one or more missing teeth and would like to replace them with the most comprehensive method available, dental implants offer complete restoration from root to crown. Dental Care of Spokane offers high-quality implant-supported prosthetics for patients in South Hill, Moran Prairie, and all nearby areas of Spokane.
When only the visible portion of teeth are restored, the missing root is no longer supplying the necessary stimulation needed to keep the underlying bone healthy. The jaw begins to lose bone mass, putting remaining teeth at risk of loss as well. In addition, the jawbone damage causes changes to facial contours which leads to the sunken features often seen after the prolonged absence of teeth.
Dr. Bryant R. Zollinger has the skill and experience needed to ensure you receive the proper care throughout your procedure.
From Single-Tooth Replacement to Full-Arch Restoration
Dental implants can support a variety of prosthetics to solve your specific tooth replacement needs. The following restorations can be supported by implants to provide a natural looking new smile that functions like the original.
Dental Care of Spokane offers the following implant-supported options:
Crowns are used to replace a single tooth with one implant fixture or “post.” The replacement of missing individual teeth with implant-supported crowns is the gold standard of dental restoration.
Bridges can replace two or three teeth in a row and are supported by two implant posts. Unlike traditional dental bridges, healthy teeth are not altered or relied on for support. The new, artificial tooth roots provide strength, stability, and stimulation for the jawbone.
Permanent (Hybrid) Dentures replace a complete arch and require a minimum of four fixtures to be placed. Implant-supported dentures are the healthiest option to replace a full set of teeth.
Overdentures combine the removability of conventional dentures with the security of being retained by two implant posts.
The fixtures are made of titanium, a biocompatible material that fuses with the jawbone. Dr. Zollinger will place the implant and allow the integration to take place over the course of several weeks. The duration of your healing process depends on your case and if any bone grafting is necessary.
Functional Tooth Replacement with Implant-Supported Restorations
Besides offering a healthier smile, implant-supported restorations provide natural, stable, and reliable function when chewing or speaking. There is no need to worry about your dentures slipping out of place or falling out the way traditional dentures can.
Call us today to learn more about Receiving Dental Implants in Spokane
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