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Dental Implants – Virginia Beach, VA

Complete Your Smile with Dental Implants

When it comes to replacing any number of missing teeth, dental implants in Virginia Beach are simply in a class of their own. They are the only treatment to restore a tooth both above and below the gum line, creating a result that resembles nature in every way. At Lakeshore Dental, you can get this state-of-the-art solution right here in Virginia Beach, enabling you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence again. To learn more about this treatment and what it could do for you, contact us today!

How an Implant Works

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A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root placed directly into the jawbone in the space left by a missing one, and once there, it can be used to support a variety of restorations that show in the smile. For the placement procedure, we refer you to our trusted oral surgeon right next door to ensure you receive the highest level of care. After having a few months to heal, you will return to Lakeshore Dental to receive your new teeth and complete your smile.

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Benefits of Dental Implants

By replacing both the root and crown of your tooth, you benefit from several advantages that you will not achieve with conventional solutions, including:

  • High Success Rate: Dental implants offer over a 95% success rate.
  • Long-Term Solution: With the right aftercare, your new smile can last for several decades.
  • Looks and Feels Natural: Your jawbone fuses to the post to secure your restoration. You will not need to worry about any slipping or irritation as you regain as much as 70% of your biting force.
  • Stops Bone Loss: The implant post stimulates your jaw to encourage new bone growth. This protects your remaining natural teeth and your facial structures from decreased bone density.
  • Cost-Effective: Dental implants have the potential to remain in place forever. You will not need to pay for new implant posts in the future.

Indications for Dental Implants

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Dental implants can be used to treat all cases of tooth loss. Depending on how many teeth are being replaced, the materials needed, and the treatment process will vary slightly.

Missing Single Tooth

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An implant post is placed into your jawbone to act as a new root. After you have healed, an abutment is attached to it to connect a custom-made crown.

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Missing Multiple Teeth

Several teeth in a row can be replaced using an alternative to a traditional bridge. Instead of using dental crowns to hold the bridge in place, an average of one or two implant posts anchors it to your jawbone.

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Missing All Teeth

Skip the hassle of traditional dentures using dental implant posts. Your custom-made arch is secured in place using an average of 4 implants.

Mini Dental Implants

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In order for a patient to be a good candidate to get dental implants, they need to have a strong and thick jawbone that can reliably support the prosthetic roots. If the jawbone is too thin or brittle to do this, we can instead use mini dental implants. They are smaller and thinner than traditional implant posts, but they can still be used to support a dental restoration that is much stronger and natural-looking than any other alternative.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Although dental implant cost more upfront than conventional treatments, they are more cost-effective long-term. With the right aftercare, like maintaining your oral hygiene, you will not need to have them replaced. When determining how much you can expect to pay for your new smile there are several factors that influence the price, such as how many teeth are missing, if you need additional procedures, and your dental coverage.

Invest in Your Smile Today!

If you are ready to stop living with the challenges of missing teeth, your dentist in Virginia Beach can help you invest in your smile. Contact our office today to see if dental implants are right for you.