Dental 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 men and women 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 very similar to natural teeth, and they are easy to care for. This ease of care does not mean they are care-free—but 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 benefits that other tooth-replacement options do not. When you choose one of our doctors to place your dental implants, your new smile will look, function, and feel very similar to natural teeth. Additionally, dental implants:
- Allow Virginia Beach patients to eat and drink anything they’d like without worrying that one of their new teeth will break or crack.
- Protect your facial profile by stimulating the underlying jawbone tissue, keeping it strong and healthy.
- Are designed to last a lifetime and will as long as you care for them properly.
- 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, as they will not need to be replaced in the future like dentures and bridges.
- Are easier to clean and only require normal oral hygiene to ensure their health and stability.
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 as they allow our doctors to check your dental implants for stability proper healing.
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 calling (757) 426-6155 today!