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Sunrise Dental

Dentists located in Spokane, WA & Spokane Valley, WA

Dental Implants Specialist

If you’ve lost a tooth and want to make it look like nothing ever happened, Dr. RJ Henneberg and Dr. Filip Orban can rescue you with dental implants. These artificial teeth look just like your other teeth, so no one will ever know the difference. If you’re looking into dental implants in the Spokane, Washington, area, get in touch with Sunrise Dental to schedule a consultation.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial teeth that replace missing teeth. Dental implants consist of three parts:

  • Titanium root, which is affixed to the jawbone
  • Abutment that extends from the root to above the gumline
  • Crown, a lookalike tooth that fits over the abutment

Dental implants are one option for tooth replacement. Unlike bridges and dentures, they provide the most natural-looking, permanent solution.

What Happens During a Dental Implant Procedure?

First, your dentist performs an exam and takes X-rays to determine the course of action. The first step for implant involves surgically placing the titanium root in the jawbone. The dentists at Sunrise Dental use local anesthetics and offer sedation dentistry to make you as comfortable as possible during the procedure.

After surgery, you let your jawbone heal for several months before finishing the rest of the procedure. During the healing process, your jawbone heals tight around the titanium base, anchoring it in place.

When you come in for your next appointment, your dentist fits you for a permanent crown. The lab designs the crown to blend in with your other teeth, so no one knows it’s artificial.

Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

As long as you have sufficient jawbone density and you’re committed to proper dental care, you’re probably a good candidate for dental implants. Dental implants don’t protect your mouth from decay or gum disease, so good dental hygiene is still necessary.

Diabetes and leukemia interfere with the healing process required for implants to work, so anyone with those issues should consult with their doctor and dentist to decide if they can have dental implants. The dentists also discourage tobacco use for anyone who wants implants.

What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Dental implants don’t require any specialized care. You can brush, floss, and rinse like you normally do. You don’t need to use any special rinses or solutions. You also won’t be restricted from eating any of your favorite foods because implants restore full eating function.

Dental implants also restore your appearance. Your dentist works diligently to match the shape, size, and color of your new tooth to the rest of your smile. You don’t have to suffer the embarrassment of unsightly gaps or obvious work done to your teeth.

Implants also promote jawbone health. Without your original or replacement tooth, the jawbone underneath starts eroding, and the other teeth start shifting around. Instead, dental implants encourage jawbone growth and relieve the stress from surrounding teeth.

If you’d like to discuss dental implants with one of the experts at Sunrise Dental, schedule a consultation by phone or online to get the process started.

Accepted Insurance Plans

We accept most insurance plans and will assist you in determining benefits and patient portions. For your convenience, we accept cash and checks, Visa, masterCard, and Discover cards. We also accept CareCredit and provide CareCredit application forms right in our office.

*Your insurance policy is a contract between you and your insurance benefit company. It is your responsibility to know your insurance policy rules, limitations, and benefits. Because insurance policies vary greatly, we can estimate your coverage in good faith, but cannot guarantee it. As a service to our patients, we will be happy to manage all claim submission and follow up on your behalf.

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Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "The Sunrise Dental staff is excellent! They did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to carefully explain what they were doing and why."

    Jonathan W.
  • Yelp

    "I was really impressed with their service and personal care. I didn't feel like a rush in and out patient. It was clean and the staff were very nice."

    Anna H.
  • Google+

    "RJ and his team took fantastic care of me, explaining the process along the way and ensuring I remained comfortable throughout the procedure."

    Jonathan W.
  • "I've been going to Sunrise Dental for many years. They have always been friendly and do quality work."

    Jim K.
  • "I love this office. Everyone is super. I highly recommend this office. Doctors and assistants are great and very tentative to patients."

    Irene S.
  • "Awesome staff, very friendly. Never anxious going to Sunrise Dental - they always put you at ease. Highly recommend."

    Rebecca O.
  • "Very, very pleasant people I met there. The staff was wonderful.. felt very comfortable with everyone. Thank you!!"

    Teri F.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Orban is the first dentist I have ever seen that actually sat down and explained in detail exactly what needed to be done and the different options available."

    Dale K.
  • Healthgrades

    "My mom loved the doctor. She said they made her feel like they truly cared about her, and getting her better."

    Verified Patient
  • Healthgrades

    "I've been to others that were friendly and professional, but Dr. Orban's office seemed to have an extra bit of courtesy and thoughtfulness."

    Randy W.
  • Healthgrades

    "I haven't had a single problem with them. I would and have recommended him to anyone needing a dentist."

    Kristin H.
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