Dental Implant Restorations
Complete your smile—call us for dental implant restoration today!
Are you missing a tooth, or worse, multiple teeth? Dental implants can fill gaps in your mouth and look and feel like a natural tooth. Above all, dental implant restorations can restore confidence in your smile and can return your smile to full form and function.
Implants differ from crowns, caps, veneers, and fillings in that they are permanent and stay in your mouth indefinitely. They consist of durable materials that can withstand normal wear-and-tear and are virtually indistinguishable from your real teeth.
If you have questions about dental implant restoration or would like to book an appointment, contact our office at (757)-340-8155. We’re always happy to help.
The dental implant restoration process for a single tooth is relatively inexpensive and generally only requires one appointment. For a single-tooth replacement, our dentist, Dr. Waterman, will first evaluate the bone density in your jaw. If the tissue is soft or thin, you may need a bone graft prior to your implant, but don’t worry. This process is done in-office and is painless.
Once your jaw is ready, Dr. Waterman will place a titanium post into your jaw where you are missing a tooth. Your gum tissue and jawbone will need several weeks to heal around it. The post will become a permanent part of your mouth after the healing process. Then, Dr. Waterman will shape and place a dental crown to fill the gap and act as an artificial tooth.
Your dental implant will match the color and shape of your other teeth. We design our dental implants to look as natural as possible to restore your smile to its former glory.
Multiple Tooth Restoration
Restoring multiple teeth can take a little longer than a single tooth and may require additional services, such as dentures or a bridge.
Dr. Waterman will determine if you need a dental bridge or dentures and go over your options after she examines the condition of your teeth. We use bridges, which attach to nearby teeth, to fill small gaps in your smile. Dentures, on the other hand, rely on tissues in your mouth to stay in place and replace missing teeth.
Can You Have Dentures and Implants at the Same Time?
If you have a history of tooth damage, you may already have implants before considering getting dentures. While dentures generally use the tissues in your mouth for stability, we also offer implant-supported dentures that use implants for support without the need for denture adhesives.
When to Consider Dental Implant Restorations
Consider a dental implant surgery if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms or if you have missing or broken teeth:
- Shifting teeth
- Degenerating jawbone
If you are considering dental implant restorations, at Waterman Family Dentistry, we can assess the condition of your teeth to determine the best course of action. Your oral health is our top priority, and we will do everything we can to make sure you have a positive experience in our office.
Call (757)-340-8155 to schedule an appointment for a dental implant restoration procedure at Waterman Family Dentistry in Virginia Beach, VA, today!