Older Man Smiling And Clasping HandsWhen you have a loose or missing tooth, it’s important to schedule an appointment with an oral surgeon like one of our doctors at Coastal Virginia Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Chesapeake for a dental implants consultation as soon as possible. The reason— loose and missing teeth can have long-term effects that can cause more problems for patients later on if they are not replaced.

The best modern option for tooth-replacement is dental implants. These permanent teeth look, function, and feel like natural teeth. In fact, they are the only option on the market that truly resembles natural teeth in these ways.

At Coastal Virginia Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, our doctors are experts at providing Chesapeake patients with custom dental implants that allow them to regain full oral function both aesthetically and functionally. If you’d like to learn more about this amazing tooth-replacement system and how strong and functional they are, keep reading.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small titanium screws that our doctors surgically placed into the jawbone. This in-bone placement means that the jawbone will fuse (or bond) with the dental implants, making them a permanent solution for men and women in Chesapeake. After these small screws have healed and fused to the jawbone, our doctors will place an additional piece on top of them called an abutment. The abutment then holds the customized prosthetic crowns that complete your look.

Dental Implants Are as Strong as Natural Teeth

Unlike many tooth-replacement systems of the past, dental implants offer patients with new teeth that are as strong (if not stronger) than their natural teeth. In fact, because dental implants are made from titanium, you won’t have any restrictions. You’ll be able to eat, drink, talk, and smile as you did when you had your healthy natural teeth—and you won’t have to worry about breaking them or having them slip and slide around your mouth.

Dental Implants Are Functional Like Natural Teeth

Not only are dental implants strong, but they provide men and women in Chesapeake with completely restored oral function. As we mentioned, you won’t have any dietary restrictions, and you’ll be able to show off your smile with pride. But beyond that, patients who choose dental implants will benefit from how easy they are to care for. In fact, dental implants only require the same care natural teeth do. You’ll just need to brush twice a day, floss once a day, use antibacterial mouthwash once a day, and visit your dentist twice a year for regular cleanings and check-ups. This is a huge improvement over tooth-replacement systems our parents and grandparents had that required nightly removal and special cleaning instructions.

Call Our Doctors at Coastal Virginia Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery to Find Out How Dental Implants Can Change Your Life for the Better

When you visit our doctors in Chesapeake for an initial dental implants consultation, they will spend ample time with you examining your oral health, taking x-rays and any needed images, answering any questions you may have about the procedure, and working with you to develop a treatment plan that will suit your specific needs and aesthetic goals. Their ultimate goal is to provide their patients with beautiful and functional results that will last for years and years to come!

Call our doctors today at (757) 547-9725 to book your first appointment so you can find out how dental implants will improve your life!