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Though there are many options for tooth replacements, different options fit different smile needs. One of the most universally successful option is a dental implant. Implants can last a lifetime if you take care of them; let’s look at the basics to see if they are right for your smile needs.

If your jaw has multiple missing teeth, it will likely weaken over time. Implants can help restore your smile’s strength and allow your jaw to keep working properly. This is a major benefit of dental implants.

This works because implants are installed directly into the jawbone. The bond between your implant and your jawbone will grow stronger due to a process called osseointegration. This is a large benefit for your smile. However, it does require that all patients requesting implants must have sufficient initial jaw strength to sustain the implant procedure. Don’t delay talking with your dentist if you are considering implants, to ensure the jaw bone does not deteriorate too far.

Implants are designed to look and act just like your natural teeth. This improves such functions such as biting, chewing, and speaking.

Don’t delay talking with your dentist about dental implants. To schedule an appointment in Spokane Valley, Washington, call Stephen Woodard at 509-924-8585. Dr. Stephen Woodard and our team look forward to seeing you!