With the widespread availability of cosmetic dentistry procedures, a gorgeous smile is much easier to come by. You can have your teeth whitened, improve the shape of a tooth, or even replace damaged teeth, and you can have it all done in one dental session, in some cases.

A dental implant for instance, takes the place of the root of the missing tooth, and serves as its support. Once the implant is in place, your dentist can position the replacement tooth on top. An implant is joined to the bone, and is as permanent as your real tooth was, and because of the snug fit, it will feel quite comfortable, and afford you the confidence that comes with being able to speak clearly. You will be able to eat all the foods that you enjoyed with your natural teeth, and with the proper care, an implant can last a lifetime.

The requirements of eligibility for dental implant candidates, are pretty basic. Anyone with healthy gums, and adequate bone structure is good to go. There are certain health conditions however, that may call for a more thorough evaluation. If, after consultation with your cosmetic dentist, you’ve decided to proceed, you will want to go over the procedure step by step, so that you will know what to expect, and there will be no surprises. Every patient will require his own personal treatment plan. If only one implant is involved, your dentist will match it to the color of your remaining natural teeth.

As far as the discomfort level associated with a dental implant is concerned, it is minimal – local anesthesia during the actual operation, and an over the counter pain reliever, if needed, afterward. There is no particular follow up agenda, but you should continue with regular flossing, and brushing, and regular check-ups, as you did with your natural teeth.

At Spokane Valley Dentistry, the emphasis is on the satisfaction of the patients. If you are looking for a cosmetic improvement, they will combine modern technology, and experience to create just the expression you want to expose. Call 509-926-6261 for a consult, and you can be on your way to a more beautiful smile.