Mature Female Smiling and Glancing Up To The SideDental implants are hailed by many in the world of dentistry (including our doctors) as the best tooth-replacement system on the market. And they’re right. Dental implants have truly changed the lives of many people by restoring full oral function and aesthetics, as well as giving Virginia Beach patients renewed self-confidence.

Dental implants are popular for many reasons, but one of their best aspects is the fact that they are as easy to keep clean as natural teeth. You just brush and floss them. This ease of care does not mean that you never need a dentist to look at them during a routing checkup. Instead, our doctors recommend Virginia Beach patients have their dental implants checked regularly by a general dentist and practice proper oral hygiene on a daily basis just like they did with natural teeth are.

Choosing Dental Implants

As we mentioned, dental implants come with many advantages that other tooth-replacement options do not offer. When you visit Coastal Virginia Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery to have your dental implants placed, your new smile will look, function, and feel very similar to natural teeth. Additionally, dental implants:

  • Allow the patients we see in Virginia Beach to eat and drink anything they normally would without worrying about cracking or breaking their new teeth.
  • Protect your facial profile by stimulating the underlying jawbone tissue, keeping it strong and healthy.
  • Are designed to endure. The individual crowns they support may have to be replaced, but as long as you care for them properly, the implant itself can last a lifetime.
  • Provide an improved fit over other tooth-replacement systems because they don’t slip and slide around the mouth.
  • Protect remaining natural teeth by keeping them in place.
  • Are cost-effective. Unlike dentures and bridges, they are not intended to be replaced in the future.
  • Are easier to clean and only require normal oral hygiene to ensure their health and stability.

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Regular Check-Ups After Dental Implants

When you visit our doctors at Coastal Virginia Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Virginia Beach for dental implants placement, you will be required to revisit our office for several follow-up appointments throughout your healing period. These visits are important. They allow our doctors to check your dental implants to make sure osseointegration – the healing process that makes dental implants stable and durable – is happening properly.

Once your dental implants have fully healed and our doctors have released you from their care, they recommend you begin visiting your general dentist for cleanings and x-rays every 6 months. Making and keeping these regular check-ups will ensure your dental implants are healthy, and your overall oral health is protected.

When you visit your dentist for regular check-ups, they will care for your dental implants in much the same way as they did your natural teeth. They will clean and polish your implants, check the health of your gums, take any needed x-rays and images, look for infection, and check for oral cancer. If your doctor prefers you to come in more frequently than every 6 months, do so. Additionally, if you ever feel like your implants don’t feel right, or you start to experience pain in your jaw or gums, be sure to call our doctors right away to schedule an appointment.

Our Doctors at Coastal Virginia Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Can Improve Your Oral Health with Dental Implants

If you’ve decided to get back to living a life where you don’t have to worry about loose or missing teeth, eating your favorite foods, or hiding your smile, call our doctors today to schedule an initial consultation for dental implants. They desire to provide each and every patient with high-quality, natural-looking results every time.

You can reach a member of their friendly team in Virginia Beach by contacting us today!