Are you hiding your smile? Millions of people across the U.S. struggle with the effects of tooth loss, so you are not alone. Traditional solutions such as dentures and dental bridges can alleviate some issues associated with missing teeth but are often found to be short-term solutions for a permanent concern. If you feel embarrassed by missing teeth or are tired of dealing with a dental bridge or loose-fitting dentures, Dr. Richard Weigand in ​Spokane, WA ​can help. He provides long-lasting ​dental implant tooth replacement.

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The Dental Implant Procedure

​Tooth loss may be caused by severe periodontal disease, bone loss, root resorption, advanced tooth decay, or extractions. Dental implants are a ​life-like permanent solution ​for patients with a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or a full arch of upper or lower teeth gone.

A biocompatible titanium post is placed into a prepared site in the jawbone. It mimics the root of a missing tooth and serves as a solid foundation for tooth restoration. A stand-alone implant is topped with a porcelain crown to restore appearance and function. Implants can also be used to anchor a dental bridge (without the need to grind down healthy adjacent teeth) or to secure a full denture with amazing comfort and stability.

Benefits Of Dental Implants

  • Durable, biocompatible materials for a long-lasting solution
  • Looks and feels natural
  • Eat the foods you love
  • Speak clearly
  • Brush and floss normally
  • Improved comfort
  • Healthy bone stimulation
  • High success rate (risks are minimized in Dr. Weigand’s experienced care)
  • A more attractive smile and healthier mouth
  • Increased confidence

Investing in dental implants is an investment in yourself. This life-changing solution has been shown to boost self-esteem and help patients smile again.

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Single-Tooth Implant

If your smile is missing a single tooth or multiple teeth in separate sections of the mouth, a single-tooth implant may be the best solution. A single implant is composed of a titanium post, which is surgically placed to replace the root of a missing tooth and restore its appearance. The implant is then connected to a custom-made dental crown by an abutment. With these three components, a single-tooth implant looks and feels natural.


For patients who have lost all of their teeth in the upper or lower arch, dental implants can be placed to secure a full prosthetic. All-On-4 is an effective, permanent solution for replacing a full set of teeth. Four strategically placed implants are used to support this restoration and keep it securely in position. You can enjoy eating, speaking, and smiling without worrying about your prosthesis becoming loose or uncomfortable.

With All-On-4 implants, you don’t have to make any compromises when it comes to replacing your teeth.

Many Happy Faces

Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.