Dental Implants in Spokane

Dental Implants in Spokane, WA

Don't let a missing tooth hold you back from enjoying life to the fullest. Not only does it affect the appearance of your smile, but it also prevents you from savoring your favorite foods and feeling confident when you smile. What's more, these gaps can lead to more serious oral health problems in the future. Fortunately, dental implants offer the ideal solution to replace a missing tooth, allowing you to embrace life with a radiant smile once again.

Why should I choose dental implants?

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, it's crucial to weigh your options carefully. Among the various alternatives available, dental implants stand out as the ultimate choice. Not only do they fill the gap in your smile flawlessly, but they also bring back your oral health to a thriving state. Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants have the remarkable ability to halt bone loss. Plus, they can be customized to replace a single tooth or an entire arch, making them incredibly versatile. Don't settle for anything less than the best – choose dental implants for a complete smile transformation.

Did you know…

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Down to the root, dental implants replace your whole tooth.

Source: National Library of Medicine

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Dr. Griffith's acceptance into the Advanced Predoctoral Implant Program at the University of Illinois signifies his commitment to excellence. Trust his skill and knowledge for personalized, high-quality dental treatments that bring smiles to life.

Experience Excellence with Dr. Griffith

Dr. Griffith, a graduate of the Implant Training Academy, is dedicated to providing exceptional dental care. His expertise ensures you receive top-notch implant solutions tailored just for you.

Bone Grafting & Sinus Lifts

Some patients require extra preparation before receiving dental implants. Dr. Griffith is experienced in a variety of oral surgeries and procedures, like bone grafting and sinus lifts, to ensure your implants function properly and stand the test of time.

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Ready for a radiant smile? Our complimentary dental implant consultations are your first step! Discover tailored solutions and expert guidance in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Let's make your dream smile a reality – book your free consultation today!

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Experience Unmatched Comfort

Say goodbye to discomfort and hello to implants that feel and function just like natural teeth. With implants, you can brush and floss like normal and indulge in your favorite foods without any worries.

Achieve a Natural Look

Get ready to smile confidently with implants that are paired with durable and custom-crafted restorations. Our expert team ensures that your implant seamlessly blends with your natural smile, giving you a beautiful and natural-looking result.

Protect Your Oral Health

Preserve your oral health with implants made from biocompatible materials. These implants mimic the form and function of your natural tooth roots, preventing bone resorption caused by tooth loss and ensuring the long-term health of your jawbone.

The Implant Treatment Process


Once your treatment is given the green light, your doctor will work with you to schedule your oral surgery and develop a personalized surgical plan. During the procedure, your doctor will carefully create an opening in your gums and skillfully position a dental implant directly into your jaw bone. Afterward, the surgical site will be thoroughly cleaned and carefully sutured to kickstart the healing process.

Healing & Osseointegration

Experience a seamless recovery after your implant surgery. As your gums and jawbone heal, you'll notice remarkable progress in just 1-2 weeks, with the incision area fully healed. However, the true magic happens over the next 3-6 months as the implant securely fuses with your jawbone through the incredible process of osseointegration. Rest assured, our dedicated team will be there every step of the way, scheduling follow-up appointments during this crucial phase to ensure your healing is on track.

Applying the Restoration

Experience a complete smile transformation with our dental implant treatment. After the implant has seamlessly fused with your jaw, it's time for the final step - placing your restoration. This is the part of the implant that is visible and resembles a natural tooth. Our expert team will custom design a dental crown that perfectly matches your smile. With the crown securely attached to the titanium implant through an abutment, your smile will be flawlessly restored. Get ready to show off your new, confident smile!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these frequently asked questions, or call us to speak with our team.

What is a single tooth implant?

A single tooth implant is a popular dental solution that consists of three components. First, there is a titanium implant, which is shaped like a screw and serves as the foundation. Second, an abutment is used to connect the implant to the restoration. The restoration is the third component and is typically a dental crown that closely resembles a natural tooth. Unlike removable partial dentures, single tooth implants are stable and do not move or shift.

How are dental implants made?

Dental implants are made using high-quality titanium in reputable laboratories. These labs offer a variety of standard post sizes for the implants. The restoration, on the other hand, is a personalized prosthetic that is tailored to meet each patient's specific needs and aesthetic preferences. Your dentist may create the restoration in-office using advanced technology or send detailed impressions to a trusted laboratory. The laboratory will then craft a durable and natural-looking crown made from porcelain, which closely resembles tooth enamel. Once completed, the crown is firmly attached to the implant by your dentist.

How long will my dental implant last?

With proper placement by an expert and regular maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. However, it's important to note that the restoration may need to be replaced over time due to regular wear and tear from chewing and biting. Just like traditional crowns or dentures, regular visits to the dentist will allow you to monitor the condition of your restoration and the health of your implant, ensuring the longevity of your smile.

Can my dental implant become infected?

While it is possible for dental implants to become infected, this complication is extremely rare and usually occurs when the implant is not properly cared for after the placement surgery. By following your doctor's post-operative instructions, the chances of developing an infection are very low. It's important to maintain good oral hygiene, including regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings, to keep your implant and surrounding tissues healthy.

Do dental implants stop bone loss?

Yes, dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that can prevent bone loss. When you lose a tooth, the jawbone no longer receives stimulation from chewing and biting, causing it to deteriorate over time. This can lead to a weakened jaw and the shifting or loosening of surrounding teeth. Dental implants mimic the function of natural tooth roots by being placed directly into the jawbone. This stimulation from chewing and biting forces helps to maintain the integrity of the jawbone and prevent bone resorption.

Can I get an implant in one day?

While every implant case is unique, some patients may be eligible to receive an implant in just one visit. In such cases, a temporary restoration is provided to protect the implant during the healing process, which typically takes between 3-6 months. During this time, you can speak and eat normally. Your dentist will closely monitor your healing progress and take impressions or digital scans of your teeth to craft your final restoration. During your implant consultation, your dentist will guide you in choosing the best tooth replacement option based on your individual oral health needs.

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