Dental Implants in Virginia Beach
A Reliable Solution to Missing Teeth
Today, if you lose one or more teeth, you have many options for tooth replacement. Of course, there are dentures, which have been around for centuries. While these do restore your smile and support facial structure, they don’t provide the stability and reassurance of natural teeth. And because they rest on top of your gums, dentures cannot prevent jawbone deterioration that often happens as a result of missing teeth. Likewise, a crown and bridge looks attractive, but this too does not stimulate the healthy new bone growth your jaw needs.
Dental implants, on the other hand, offer a replacement method that mimics nature’s perfect design with a comfortable and beautiful replacement tooth. You won’t have to worry about removable prosthetics and the special cleaning and adhesives required to maintain dentures or a crown and bridge prosthetic. A dental implant looks, feels, and functions like a real tooth so you can smile, eat and speak with confidence.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant consists of a titanium post and handcrafted dental crown. During a short oral surgery, the post is inserted into the jawbone, under the gum line. For dental implants in Virginia Beach, Dr. Morgan works in coordination with local oral surgeons or prosthodontists to provide her patients with the best surgical care possible. These professionals are specially trained and know how to precisely place your implants in your jawbone to take advantage of the greatest bone density. This way, you are able to enjoy greater stability from your implants. As the implant heals, your bone naturally fuses with the post creating a solid foundation. Furthermore, the implants acts like a tooth root, providing the stimulation your jaw bone needs to grow healthy new bone tissue that prevents the sagging appearance often seen among people who are missing teeth.
Because the implant is placed directly into the jaw, you care for a dental implant just like your natural teeth. Twice daily brushing and once a day flossing will keep your mouth healthy and extend the life of your dental implant.
Once the implant is fully integrated with the surrounding bone tissue, you’ll come back to see Virginia Beach implant dentist Dr. Morgan. She will then design and place a porcelain crown for a single missing tooth, or a partial or full denture if you are missing several or all of the teeth along an arch. Implants can also be used to anchor dental crowns when a crown and bridge is the chosen tooth restoration.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
There are numerous benefits to dental implants over other replacement tooth options. Because dental implants replace the tooth “root”, jawbone atrophy stops. Dental implants can also be used to anchor other prosthetic teeth such as dentures and partials for a more comfortable, slip-free fit. Dental implants also return your ability to chew your favorite foods and allow you speak more clearly.
Schedule a Consultation on Implant Dentistry in Virginia Beach
To learn more about how dental implants can enhance your smile and preserve and protect your oral health, contact Hampton Roads Center for Cosmetic Dentistry in Virginia Beach, VA.