Are you feeling self-conscious about your smile? If so, you are not alone. Thousands of people struggle with the appearance of their smile, especially if they suffer from a missing tooth. Luckily, Dr. Jodi Funk here in Spokane, Washington, offers dental implants as a way to improve the appearance of your smile and can provide you insights on them as well.
To begin, dental implants are an enduring option for many smile restorations. Dental implants become sturdy and strong enough to last a lifetime. Dental implants are made of titanium which is compatible with the human body. The first step is when the titanium posts are surgically placed in your jaw where your tooth is missing. With time, the titanium implant will fuse naturally with your bone, which will act as the root of your tooth. The natural healing process can take a few weeks to heal fully and fuse to your bone.
After the dental implant heals, an artificial tooth such as a dental crown will be customized and created especially for you. The dental crown can be placed and matched to your surrounding teeth blending in with your smile. This will restore your beautiful smile and your lost tooth for many years to come.
As you can see, there are many benefits to choosing a dental implant. If you still have questions about dental implants and want to know if they can work for you, please call our office today at 509-747-4242 to set up an appointment. Our friendly team is happy to assist you with any oral health care questions you need.