The implant fixture acts like a tooth’s root, to hold your implant in place through a process known as osseointegration. It’s made of titanium, which is a biocompatible material that connects to your jawbone, protecting, rebuilding, and supporting the new tooth. Implants offer a strong foundation for tooth replacements, that feel and function like natural teeth.
Here at Summit Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we’ll create a personal implant treatment for you whether you’re missing one tooth or an entire set. We have implant solutions to replace a single tooth, more than one teeth, or even a full arch.
All of our implants feature natural-looking porcelain restorations. We offer same-day crowns using our CEREC technology. We can even use implants to secure a set of dentures that will flawlessly complement your smile.
Benefits of this Long-Lasting Treatment
Compared to other restorative treatments, there are many advantages to dental implants:
- Enhance your physical appearance
- Eating is easy and painless
- Improved speech
- Restore jawbone density
- Live freely without restrictions
- Increased comfort and convenience
How the Process Works
Dr. López will create a treatment plan catered to your dental needs following your initial consultation at Summit Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. At your next visit, your treatment to restore your beautiful smile will begin.
The titanium fixture will fuse with your jawbone, creating a strong and durable foundation to support your final restoration. During your final appointment, Dr. López will complete your treatment by placing your attractive porcelain crown or permanent denture. Now your new smile will look and function like your natural teeth.
Discover Your Implant Candidacy
Dr. López will determine your candidacy for dental implants during your consultation. You’ll be provided with a dental exam, and we‘ll review your medical history.
Dental implants are the right choice if you want to:
- Replace and restore missing teeth
- Smile with confidence again
- Prevent poor oral health and sustain your well-being
- Live without worry
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants have the capacity to be a lifelong replacement solution when given proper oral care and regular check-ups at our Spokane office. However, your crown or denture may need to be replaced or adjusted within five to 15 years after placement.
How much do dental implants cost?
The cost differs depending on how many dental implants are needed and if a supplementary procedure is required. The average cost of an implant ranges from $1,000 to $3,000.
We offer several financing options to help you pay for your procedure and attain your dream smile.
How do you take care of your dental implants after the procedure?
Following the implant procedure, you’ll want to avoid smoking because it will interfere with the healing process. It’s also important to eat soft foods for a while to protect the surgical site.
Are dental implants safe?
Dental implants are safe as they’re made of titanium, a biocompatible material, and porcelain, which is commonly used in dental restorations. With any surgery, there is a possibility of infection, but Dr. López will closely monitor your oral health during your regularly scheduled appointments.
Does insurance cover my dental implants procedure?
Depending on your plan, your dental insurance company may cover a portion of your dental implant procedure.
We have a list of PPOs that Summit Family & Cosmetic Dentistry works with, but it’s best to contact your provider prior to the procedure to see how much they’ll cover.