When it comes to replacing any number of missing teeth, dental implants are simply in a class of their own. They are the only treatment that restores 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.
A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root that is 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 will 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’ll return to Lakeshore Dental to receive your new teeth and complete your smile.
An implant-retained crown consists of an all-porcelain crown attached to an implant post via a small connector called an abutment, and it’s the ideal solution for a person missing a single tooth. Once in place, it will blend seamlessly into the smile, and it can be trusted to last for the next 30 years or more.
These implant crowns can also be used to support a bridge to replace multiple missing teeth in a row. Prosthetic teeth are attached to implant crowns located on either side of the gap in a patient’s smile, delivering a fixed and long-term solution.
Do you have an ill-fitting denture that you just can’t trust to stay in place whenever you’re eating or speaking? With implant-retained dentures, we can finally give you a set of teeth you can trust. Instead of being held in place with small clips or natural suction, these dentures are anchored directly to the jawbone with multiple dental implants. The result is a much more secure fit that will last for years to come as well as a significantly stronger bite!
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.