Dr. Cappy Sinclair offers dental implants to his patients in his Norfolk, VA area dentist office. If you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implants are the best solution. Dr. Sinclair offers a wide range of options for replacing missing teeth.

The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth

Your teeth are made to work together to help you smile, eat, and talk. When you are missing even one tooth, these instinctive actions become difficult to do. Not to mention, having missing teeth can be embarrassing. The way you look and feel about your appearance can have negative consequences on your life. Dr. Cappy Sinclair uses dental implants as a solution for missing teeth in his Norfolk, VA cosmetic dentistry office. Tooth loss can lead to complex dental concerns especially shifting of your teeth if it is left untreated which will cause an unbalanced bite. An unbalanced bite will lead to TMJ symptoms. Also, patients who do not replace missing teeth are more prone to developing tooth decay, additional tooth loss, and even bone deterioration. Dental implants are the most natural looking and permanent solution for tooth loss.

Parts of a Dental Implant

Implant post – This is the bottom part of the dental implant that is surgically imbedded into your jaw bone, below the gum line. It is cylinder shaped and resembles a screw. It’s made up of bio-compatible titanium that will eventually fuse to the jaw bone creating a permanent and secure bond. This titanium post will act as the tooth root. Dr. Sinclair will surgically place this bio-compatible titanium post at his Norfolk, VA dentist office.

Abutment – This is a small part that connects to the implant post. Dr. Sinclair will connect the abutment to the implant post after it has fully fused to the bone. It usually takes around 3-6 months for it to fuse. The abutment will screw right on to the implant post and will sit right at the gum line. This part will support the dental prosthesis.

Prosthetic tooth – The prosthetic tooth can be a dental crown for a single missing tooth. The dental crown is typically cemented or screwed on to the abutment. A dental bridge or denture will be used for multiple missing teeth. They can be secured to the abutment by simply snapping them in to place. The prosthetic tooth is the part that will look like a tooth (teeth) and will be color matched to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.

The Benefits of Choosing Dr. Sinclair

Dr. Sinclair offers dental implants under one roof. That means no specialists, no different doctors, and no driving around. From treatment planning to your final restoration, Dr. Sinclair and our in-house dental care team has you covered. By choosing Dr. Sinclair to do your dental implants, it will save you travel time to other offices and the hassle of additional bills. By having only one doctor work on your case from start-to-finish means that your care is more precise. All you have to do to get started is schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Sinclair at his Norfolk, VA area dentist office.

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Schedule a Consultation

If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, we offer dental implants in our Norfolk, VA, Chesapeake VA, and Virginia Beach area dentist office. Schedule an appointment today with Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Sinclair, along with his knowledgeable staff, will discuss your oral health, concerns, and budget to see if dental implants are the right choice for you.

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