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Specialists in dental implants and other complex surgeries look forward to precisely rebuilding your smile.

Formerly, patients with gaps where teeth used to be were limited in options to complete their smiles. Fortunately, today’s patients can benefit from replacement teeth that are designed like natural teeth – from the “root upward.” Dental implants, as this sought-after option is known, actually represent just one part of the tooth. After all, implant-supported teeth are designed like natural teeth, and natural teeth are not merely made up of the crown or the portion of the tooth that is visible when you smile.


Dental implants consist of a small post made of a biocompatible metal, like titanium, that is surgically implanted into your jaw. Once you have healed, a piece called an abutment is then attached to the implant, and the part that everyone sees, the crown, is attached to the abutment. This complete system creates a lifelike artificial tooth that is permanently imbedded in the jaw.


People who come to our office prefer dental implants for several reasons:

  • They look incredibly natural.
  • They feel just like your own teeth.
  • There’s no worry of slipping or sliding that happens with dentures.
  • They don’t require extra care beyond your regular brushing and flossing routine.
  • They can last a lifetime and longer than any other options.
  • They don’t require altering additional healthy teeth.
  • They preserve bone and facial support preventing premature aging.


When you lose a tooth, an important process that’s been happening in your jaw bone comes to a stop. Your tooth roots serve another important function in addition to keeping your teeth stable. They also stimulate the bone in your jaw to constantly restore and maintain itself. When you lose a tooth, your bone no longer continues this process, and over time, it resorbs, becoming thinner and smaller. As the bone deteriorates support for the lip, cheeks, and face decreases until you look much older than your age. Dental implants are an incredible breakthrough because the metal post actually works like a natural tooth root, allowing the bone renewal process to continue and helping keep your face young and supported and other teeth healthy.


To determine whether dental implants are right for you, call our office and schedule your evaluation with oral surgeon Dr. McLelland. He’ll perform a thorough examination, including using state of the art imaging (radiographs) and other imaging techniques to determine the current quality of your bone. Dental implants do require sufficient bone to hold them in place. If your bone isn’t currently dense enough to maintain dental implants, don’t despair. Other techniques, like bone grafting, can be used to build up your bone and make you a good candidate for implants. If you are missing several teeth, you may be deterred by the cost of dental implants. Implants can be combined with other tooth replacement options, like bridges and dentures, to replace several teeth, giving you the stability and permanence of implants in a more cost-effective option. We also have financing options that are unique and allow almost anyone to afford dental implants. Our goal is to assist you to find an acceptable way of getting the care you want and need because you are worth it.
You have come to the right place for information on implants that you can trust. As specialists in oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS), our surgeon Dr Bryan McLelland, is also equipped to place dental implants expertly, strategically, and precisely. Our Liberty Oral and Facial Surgery team in Spokane Valley, Washington, and Post Falls, Idaho, combines advanced training in complex surgeries, such as dental implants placement and related implant procedures, with sophisticated technologies. These technologies aid in visualizing each patient’s oral (mouth) and maxillofacial (jaws and face) tissues and structures. Accurate, detailed imaging informs treatment planning, exactly where and how each implant is placed.


Such expertise and tools are critical to the success of the dental implant. “Early implant failures,” as they’re called, are rare (dental implants have a high success rate exceeding 93%). However, such failures may be attributed to the lack of supporting bone in the jaw and the inability for the implant to properly “heal” or integrate into the bone that surrounds it. To better understand this process, consider how the dental implant is a cylindrical-shaped post. It is shaped and designed to function as a tooth root. The implant is made from a biocompatible material, which is another way of saying that the material is formulated to naturally and safely “osseointegrate” or fuse to the surrounding bone. All implants must be positioned precisely to support predictable integration and healing following placement.

Patients who lack sufficient bone in the jaw can also benefit from our oral and maxillofacial surgeons’ skills and experience with procedures designed to augment or build up bony tissue. In this manner, the built-up treatment site is in the best position to support the implant. When the implant is adequately supported in the jaw and becomes a part of the surrounding bone, it optimally supports the replacement tooth. And a single implant may be placed to retain one new tooth or crown, or a few strategically-placed implants can be used to stabilize several new teeth or dentures.


Our OMS team, Dr McLelland, also partner with patients to avoid “late-implant failures.” These failures may arise due to conditions such as peri-implantitis, which is similar to gum disease. While dental crowns and other restorations do not decay like natural teeth, the implant can be vulnerable to harmful bacteria and plaque build-up. When this happens, the health of the implant and the tooth it retains is threatened. We can advise on (and demonstrate) techniques and oral care products to aid in proper cleaning. We will also monitor healing closely with follow-up appointments. It is incredibly rewarding for us to roll out the welcome mat and make patients feel like “family.”

Are you a dentist in the Inland Northwest? We welcome your questions and are privileged to have earned your referral! Are you a prospective patient seeking a second opinion or holding on to painful teeth? Do not delay reaching out to us.

We look forward to meeting you. Call Liberty Oral & Facial Surgery’s Post Falls practice at (208) 264-4665 or our Spokane Valley practice at (509) 822-2774.

Dental Implant Welcome Video
Preparing Implant (Dr Jaw Breaker)
What Happens When You Lose a Tooth?
What Happens When You Lose several Teeth?
What Happens When You Lose All Your Teeth?
Choices with a Single Tooth Missing
Choices with Multiple Teeth Missing
Choices with All Missing Teeth
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental Implants Informed Consent


  • The staff was great here. Both professional and fun to be around. I had all 4 wisdom teeth pulled and my normal dentist said that the surgery was going to... read more

    James Story Avatar James Story
    January 29, 2020

    Dr. McClellan was great. His staff was so friendly and comforting. Kris and Justin took such great care of my son. I would highly recommend them!!!

    Hope Harper Avatar Hope Harper
    December 16, 2019
  • Had a tooth pulled Monday. Having no issues . Staff is very professional and helpful. Had a implant put in on 11/13/19. No pain what so ever staff very... read more

    Brent Lewis Avatar Brent Lewis
    December 16, 2019

    I felt very comfortable here. Staff are very nice and knowledgeable. They definitely made sure that I was aware all risk and care for before and after post surgery on... read more

    Saundra Bergquist Avatar Saundra Bergquist
    December 7, 2019
  • I felt very comfortable here. Staff are very nice and knowledgeable. They definitely made sure that I was aware all risk and care for before and after post surgery on... read more

    Saundra Bergquist Avatar Saundra Bergquist
    December 7, 2019

    Excellent service. Staff is amazing. I understood exactlly what was being done and everything went beyond my expectations. The Exparel pain relief is amazing no soreness in my mouth... read more

    Paul Carroll Avatar Paul Carroll
    December 6, 2019
  • Great hospitality. Super quick procedure for my wisdom teeth. In and out in less than an hour!

    Marvin Reyes Avatar Marvin Reyes
    November 22, 2019

    I love the doctors. Made the pre and post surgery easy and little to no pain. Also loved the helpful email reminders after my surgery

    Kaela DuChesne Avatar Kaela DuChesne
    November 16, 2019
  • Such a nice environment! Just had my wisdom teeth pulled out and it was such a good experience! They even called me later in the day to make sure I... read more

    November 10, 2019

    Had number 9 pulled. No pain no swelling, staff was very caring and pleasant.

    Jim Oxford Avatar Jim Oxford
    October 22, 2019
  • It was an amazing experience! Dr. McLelland made it very quick and there was hardly any pain. I was nervous about it being painful, but it hardly hurt at all!... read more

    Abi Michaelis Avatar Abi Michaelis
    August 16, 2019

    Went in for a FREE consultation and then I was told when leaving that I owed $127.00 for an X-ray that I did not ask for. I paid said bill and... read more

    Jeffrey Long Avatar Jeffrey Long
    July 19, 2019
  • I had an oral implant in May 2019, and from my original consult to pre-op to the actual procedure and post-op, I can say I am highly satisfied and impressed!... read more

    Vickie Dawson Avatar Vickie Dawson
    May 17, 2019

    Dr. McLelland and his staff are the best in the business. Dr. McLelland talks you through all the procedures. His staff is very attentive, kind and friendly

    Douglas Stewart Avatar Douglas Stewart
    April 11, 2019
  • I just love this place! Dr. Moody is awesome! And all the staff are friendly and caring. I have and will continue to recommend liberty to anyone seeking dental care.

    bridgette terrell Avatar bridgette terrell
    April 2, 2019

    I had 3 teeth extracted here, one being an impacted wisdom tooth. Dr. Moody did an amazing job. It was painless during the procedure and the procedure didn't take much... read more

    Kati Doney Avatar Kati Doney
    March 27, 2019
  • Amazing staff Bryan Mclelland was great would not go anywhere else. They got it down.

    Michael Phillips Avatar Michael Phillips
    March 18, 2019

    Dr. Jones pulled my wisdom tooth 4 days ago and it's healing perfectly. He forewarned me that my tooth was sitting close to a nerve that might result in facial... read more

    Becca B Avatar Becca B
    January 29, 2019
  • Wonderful caregivers. Make sure you are well educated on everything going on. Dr Mclelland is a very skilled surgeon and called later the day of to check up on my... read more

    Laura Wright Avatar Laura Wright
    January 25, 2019

    This was such a positive experience for me!...the staff at Liberty are absolutely attentive, concerned and wonderful...Thank you, Liberty Oral Surgery, for the comfort and speed of my tooth extraction!!

    Laineyrose7 Avatar Laineyrose7
    December 31, 2018