Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (OMSs) like Drs. Bryan McLelland and Brenen Olsen have completed more than 4 additional years of training in facial, mouth, and jaw surgery, and dental implant surgery beyond dental school. The process of placing dental implants is surgery. So, it is best performed by a surgeon with extensive, specialized knowledge and experience. Additionally, OMSs pioneered the dental implant procedure. As such, surgical specialists like the professionals at Liberty Oral & Facial Surgery in Spokane Valley, Washington, and Post Falls, Idaho, are leaders in innovative techniques to replace missing or damaged teeth. These and other qualities give our patients peace of mind; they know their safety, comfort, and treatment outcomes are in exceptional hands.
Dentists refer our patients to us. They are essential in maintaining and restoring individuals’ oral health with services such as routine dental check-ups and restorations like dental fillings. They also play a crucial role in long-term follow-up care after dental implants are placed.
As experts and specialists in facial, oral, and jaw surgery, OMSs like Drs. McLelland and Olsen are tasked with complex procedures and cases. These procedures are not limited to dental extractions, dental implants, and associated treatments to build up bone in the jaw (like bone grafting and sinus augmentation).
As surgeons with considerable training in conditions (medical and oral) that can affect the suitability and sustainability of dental implants, our specialists safely and successfully treat a wide range of patients, including those with bone loss. Our specialty team knows how to best manage even the most challenging cases. So, even these patients can avoid or minimize the risk of implant failures when partnering with a skilled OMS.
Our specialists have the insight and advanced onsite technologies to best position patients for success by placing implants in the jaw precisely. Implants are strategically positioned to integrate into the surrounding bone properly. Once integrated, implants can optimally support replacement teeth for the long haul. Specialists also have the requisite skills and tools to promptly and effectively address early and late-stage implant failures. In all, implants have a remarkable success rate of approximately 95%. Many of the first dental implants are still going strong, decades on from when they were first placed!