Dr. Cappy Sinclair understands the embarrassment and anxiety that comes with losing your teeth. Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry in Virginia Beach offers a wide range of options for replacing missing teeth. Our caring and compassionate staff will educate you on the choices you have including dental implants to help you make the best decision for your long term dental health.
Dental implants are the ideal treatment option for people who want a permanent, natural looking solution for missing or broken teeth. While there are a number of treatment options for replacing teeth, none can replicate the quality, effectiveness, and durability of natural teeth like dental implants.
Dental implants have the highest success rate and patient satisfaction rate compared to any other dental treatment. With dental implants, you can eat, drink, speak and smile with confidence and without any restrictions.
A dental implant is a bio-compatible titanium posts designed to fuse to the jaw bone – replacing the root of missing tooth. The dental implant will provide stability and support for the new replacement tooth.
Patients are often amazed at how comfortable they were during and after their treatment. The actual dental implant procedure is no more painful than having a tooth pulled. You are likely to experience some tenderness and swelling immediately following the procedure, but these symptoms should subside within 2 – 3 days of treatment.
The cost of dental implants is a concern for many patients. When considering the dental implant procedure, it is important to look at the long term benefits that dental implants provide. Dental implants are less likely to need repairs and maintenance in the future. Compared to dentures, dental implants offer significantly better results in terms of quality of life, something that is hard to put a dollar figure on. We offer flexible payment options including interest free financing to help you pay for your procedure.
Yes. A dental implant can be used to replace a one missing tooth or used to replace all of your missing teeth by supporting a denture or over-bridge. If the dental implants are being used to support a denture or over-bridge, Dr. Sinclair may place as few as four dental implants to secure the restoration.
The process for dental implants take place over several months. Dr. Cappy Sinclair spends significant time in the pre-treatment and planning phase to create an personalized treatment plan that will have predictable and successful results.
A comprehensive evaluation is the first step in the process for dental implants. This will include a physical examination of the teeth, gums, jaw joints, and other support structures of the mouth. It is important that you have adequate bone structure to secure the implant in place.Dr. Sinclair will create a personalized treatment plan and coordinate treatment with an oral surgeon or periodontist who will place the implant.
Working from Dr. Sinclair’s treatment plan, an oral surgeon or periodontist will place the dental implant into the bone, which will serve as the root for the prosthetic tooth. Strategic planning is crucial to the long term success and comfort of the final restoration.The dental implant will be given 3 to 6 months to heal. During this time, you may have a temporary crown or bridge placed to aid in the healing process, as well as for cosmetic purposes.
Once the dental implant has completely healed and fused to the bone, it will be uncovered and Dr. Sinclair will finalize the treatment. If a single tooth is being replaced, Dr. Sinclair will permanently secure a dental crown to the dental implant. In the case of multiple missing teeth, the dentist may use an over-bridge or a hybrid denture to restore function and beauty to the smile.
Dental implants require very little special care. In fact, you might even forget you have a dental implant. With dental implants, you will be able to floss and brush normally. Routine visits to the dentist are important to ensure long term health and function.
Find out why dental implants are the preferred solution for missing teeth by both dentists and patients. Contact Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry in Virginia Beach to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sinclair.