June 15, 2017
If you are an adult living without a complete set of teeth, we know just how challenging such a state can be. You won’t feel much like smiling on account of the empty spaces where teeth used to be and those sunken cheeks that make you look much older than you are. Plus, your health will be on the decline since you can’t effectively chew all the fiber-rich foods you love. It is a tough spot for sure. But the good news is that our Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office has a solution that can quickly restore all that you have lost: a dental implant procedure. Keep reading to hear some of the questions we typically get from potential patients, and then be sure to contact us to make it happen for you!
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Artificial tooth replacements have come a long way. The dental implant procedure involves a simple two-stage process. In the first part you will have an implant (the new root) surgically inserted into your jawbone. After sufficient healing/fusion has taken place, you will have a crown or some other mechanism installed to complete the look of a normal smile. We offer many different options for crowns. And one benefit of seeing a dentist like Dr. Anderson (who invests in the latest technology for our office) is that we can even use CEREC technology to create your crown in just one visit. We can even set you up with All-on-4 implants, if that makes the most sense for you!
Will The Implant Surgery Hurt?
No. We will do everything possible to make it a pain-free and pleasant experience for you. And Dr. Anderson will work along with our surgeon partner to ensure that your visit is smooth and comfortable.
Are Dental Implants Comfortable?
Yes! Our implants are crafted to feel like your natural teeth. The artificial tooth, or crown, is custom-made to fit your mouth. It will be the right size, shape, and color to blend in with the rest of your teeth.
Will Dental Implants Last A Long Time?
Definitely! We are pleased to report that dental implants are designed to last a lifetime but they will require some maintenance, just like your real teeth. Brushing twice a day for two or more minutes, flossing and rinsing regularly, and visiting the dentist every three to six months will keep you smiling.
What Is The Cost?
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to implant dentistry. Every situation is unique. During your consultation, we will give you an estimate for each of your available options. We believe that financial concerns should never stand in the way of health and happiness.
Are Implants The Right Solution For Me?
Honestly, the best way to determine if dental implants are the right solution for you is to schedule a consultation with our team. When you pay us a visit in-person, Dr. Anderson will be able to examine your mouth, take digital X-rays, and assess your bone structure.
Can I Start Today?
Yes! Dr. J. Wesley Anderson, Jr. has been saving smiles in Virginia Beach, VA for nearly three decades. He and his surgeon partner are ready to place and restore your dental implants whenever you are ready to take the next step. So, come see us to get the complete, beautiful smile you deserve at our dental office in Thoroughgood Commons on Pleasure House Road. All you have to do to get started is call us right now at (757) 273-8809!