Restore Your Smile With Implant Restoration in Virginia Beach
Missing teeth can cause all kinds of problems for individuals. The loss of a tooth can impede dental function, often causing problems with eating or speaking. The structural support can be compromised and may cause teeth to shift or gums to degrade. Additionally, the loss of teeth can cause psychological damage. Individuals with missing teeth often lack confidence that can affect them socially and can create an immense burden. Dr. Mary Lewis may recommend dental implants for patients facing difficulties caused by missing teeth.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a two-part system designed to restore function and aesthetics to your smile. The implants have a natural look and feel without the hassle and problems that may be associated with other restoration solutions. The system is comprised of a titanium anchor that is rooted into the gums and a crown that looks exactly like a normal tooth.
What are the benefits of implant restoration?
Implant restoration in Virginia Beach allows patients to have the look and function of natural teeth. The implants are easy to clean and maintain and are completely supported on their own. That means there’s no need for messy adhesives and special cleaning products that are associated with dentures. Patients can have restored confidence without fear of a poorly fitted denture or pain caused by debris lodging between the appliance and gums. Best of all, the dental implant looks just like a normal tooth so no one will know the difference.
What can I expect during the implant restoration process?
Implant restoration can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth in both the front or back of the mouth. The procedure is a multi-step process to allow the implant to have full structural integrity. During the first step, the titanium anchor is surgically inserted into socket of the missing tooth. It will be left uncovered, allowing it to fuse to the bone within the jaw over the next three to six months. Structurally, the anchor fusing to the bone will act as like a tooth’s roots. In stage two, the implant is fitted with a post. In some situations, the post is attached at the time of surgery. In the third and final stage, the custom crown is attached to the anchor.
Why should I select Dr. Mary Lewis for my implant restoration?
Dr. Lewis has been performing cosmetic and restorative dental procedures for many years. Her dental practice, Virginia Beach Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, has been serving the community since 1997, providing the best dental care to patients of all ages. Dr. Lewis is skilled in the craft of implant restoration and continues to provide her services to her many satisfied patients.
Implant restoration allows patients to enjoy a fully-functioning life with a beautiful smile. If you or someone you know could benefit from implant restoration, contact Dr. Lewis at Virginia Beach Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today. Her friendly staff is available to schedule a consultation so that you may be on your way to a happier and healthier smile. Call (757) 631-9200 today.