If you are missing teeth due to decay, gum disease, or an injury, dental implants may be the right treatment to restore your smile. Did you know that leaving a gap in your smile can not only affect its appearance, but can cause the rest of your teeth to shift? Plus, a missing tooth leaves your gums more susceptible to disease and can create difficulties chewing and speaking properly. Dental implants prevent these risks and preserve your oral health.
At the practice of Steven F Larsen, DDS, we are proud to offer dental implant restoration for our patients across Pullman, WA, and the surrounding areas!
A dental implant is a metal (titanium) or ceramic post that is surgically inserted into the gums where the root of the tooth used to be. Over a period of a few months, the post will heal (integrate) with the jaw bone, creating a secure foundation. Then, the implant is restored with a crown, which creates the appearance and function of a natural tooth.
If you are missing one tooth, one implant can be used. If you are missing multiple teeth, we use a couple of implants to support a bridge. If you are missing all of your teeth, implants can be used to support full dentures.
Call us today at 509-332-6015 to schedule a consultation! Candidates for dental implants should be non-smokers with strong, sufficient jawbone. They should also have healthy, disease-free gums and generally optimal oral health. Dr. Larsen will work with you to determine if dental implants are the right treatment option for you and will discuss the treatment process and pricing.
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