The gaps in your smile can do more than just affect the way you look, your confidence, or your ability to laugh freely without covering your mouth. Missing teeth can also cause a myriad of dental and health issues which can quickly affect your quality of life. However, dental implants can replace your missing teeth and, unlike other tooth replacement options, their roots, making them the ideal choice for decreasing the chances of these dental issues and restoring your smile to one that you will love. Find out more about dental implants with Dr. David Gailey at Inland Oral Surgery with locations in the South Hill and Wandermere areas in Spokane and Colville, WA.
What can dental implants do for me?
Dental implants can help your smile whether you have a single gap or need to replace all the teeth on one or both of your arches. A dental implant will replace your missing tooth. However, unlike other options for tooth replacement, an implant will also replace your tooth’s root. Thanks to its design, implants sit within the jawbone in your mouth. The bone grows around the implant to hold it securely in place. This adequately stimulates the bone to avoid issues such as bone atrophy, which comes along with several unsightly side effects like sagging facial skin or premature aging.
Types of Dental Implants
A single dental implant stands on its own, not depending on the surrounding teeth like a dental bridge. To replace several teeth in a row, your oral surgeon will use multiple tooth replacement. Two implants on either side of a bridge-like restoration hold it in place. If a patient requires replacement of an entire arch of teeth, an implant-supported denture may benefit them most. Oral surgeons often use these types of implants alongside each other and other cosmetic dentistry procedures to fill in a heavily damaged, gapped, or unaesthetic smile.
Dental Implants in Spokane and Colville, WA
For more information on dental implants, please contact your oral or maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Gailey at Inland Oral Surgery with locations in the South Hill and Wandermere areas in Spokane and Colville, WA. Call (509) 321-1404 to schedule your appointment at any of the three locations today!