If you have one or more missing teeth, then you can visit our dentist in Virginia Beach to learn if you qualify for dental implants. When you are wearing dentures or dental bridges, you can replace your teeth with dental crowns because the restorations may feel uncomfortable from slippage. If you have problems with poorly fitted bridges or dentures, then you may have sores in your mouth, or it may be difficult to talk and chew food. Fortunately, there are modern dental implants that offer a long-term solution for missing teeth with restorations that remain in place while looking natural inside your mouth.
First, you need a dental examination with medical images to learn if your jawbone, gum tissue and alveolar bones are healthy enough for dental implants. If you do have problems with these parts of your mouth, then there are ways to repair the problems with treatment for gingivitis or by taking medication to strengthen your facial bones. In addition, when you have some natural teeth, it is essential to have no cavities or damage to these teeth. When your natural teeth are stained, our dentist can perform a teeth-whitening procedure to improve the condition of the dental enamel.
What Are the Different Types of Dental Implants in Virginia Beach?
There are several types of dental implants available in Virginia Beach, and our dentist will offer advice about the best type for your mouth. One type of dental implant is placed under the gum tissue but above the jawbone while the other variety has a metal post that is inserted deep into the jawbone. The dental implant that is inserted into the jawbone provides a sturdier biting surface because the bone tissue in the jawbone will grow around the metal post within a few months. In addition to using only one customized dental crown on an implant’s metal post, it is possible to place multiple crowns on the devices by adding metal or plastic supports. These All-on-4 dental implants are making it easier for more individuals to wear these restorations.
How Is Dental Implant Surgery Performed?
If you are having multiple dental implants inserted in your mouth, then you may need to undergo procedures on different days, permitting your mouth to heal after each surgery. When you have a diseased or damaged tooth, it is removed with a special instrument, so that our dentist can drill a hole into the gums and jawbone to insert a metal post that will hold your customized dental crowns.
Talk to our dentist at Implant Dentistry of Virginia about the benefits from each type of dental implant procedure so that you can make an informed decision before having surgery. We are conveniently located in Virginia Beach. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!