Dental Implant FAQs Virginia Beach, VA

How does the treatment planning procedure work?

Dr. Sinclair or Dr. Reichley will begin with a thorough oral health exam to evaluate your oral health. Once you are determined to be a successful candidate for dental implants in Virginia Beach, they will begin to build your treatment plan. We use top-of-the-line dental technology for highly accurate and careful planning.

Dr. Sinclair or Dr. Reichley will outline the process, cost, and timeline so you fully understand your commitment and benefits.

How long does it take to heal from the dental implant procedure?

On average it takes about 3-6 months for your dental implants to heal completely. During the healing process, Dr. Sinclair or Dr. Reichley may fit you with a temporary dental restoration. After your implants are fully healed you will return to our Virginia Beach dentist office to have your final restoration permanently attached.

Will people be able to tell I have dental implants?

Coastal Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry uses only the most modern and advanced dental materials. The prosthetic tooth that will be attached to your dental implant will look and feel like a natural tooth. We will custom design your restoration to color match your natural teeth.

The high-quality porcelain used to make the restoration is reflective just like natural tooth material for durable and lifelike results. Chances are, the only people who will know you have an implant are you and your doctor.

How quickly can I get a replacement tooth?

There are many cases in which it is feasible to provide a replacement tooth the same day that an implant is placed. We ensure that our patients have clear expectations of the implant process before getting started so they can prepare for any downtime if it is necessary.

What if I need additional dental treatments?

Dr. Sinclair and Dr. Reichley provide comprehensive dentistry including preventative, cosmetic, and restorative dental treatments. Additional dental treatments may be required to stabilize your oral health for dental implants. We will help you build a comprehensive and conservative personalized treatment plan.

Our staff will explain each step of your process so you understand the process and the need for treatment.

Will I have to see a specialist?

No! Dr. Sinclair and Dr. Reichley provide inclusive dental implant services all under our roof. Every step of the way, they will monitor your procedure to ensure quality and cohesive care. Our dental care team will handle your insurance, consultation, surgery, recovery, and the bonding of the final restoration.

Do dental implants require special care?

Dental implants, like your natural teeth, depend on healthy gums and surrounding tooth structures for support. It is essential that you discuss customizing your home care routine with your hygienist because caring for implants differs from caring for natural teeth and visit your hygienist every three to four months for implant maintenance. Regular and diligent oral hygiene should keep your dental implant healthy for a lifetime of smiles.

Does my insurance cover dental implants?

Most likely it does not. Insurance tends to not cover dental implants. However, they may cover some aspects of your treatment plan. Our compassionate and friendly staff will help you utilize most of your insurance benefits. We also take third-party CareCredit, which helps you make budget-friendly monthly payments. Dental implants are an investment in your oral health and quality of life.

Do you offer free dental implant consultations?

If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, Dr. Sinclair and Dr. Reichley provide CT scans to determine your eligibility for dental implants in their Virginia Beach area dentist office. Our knowledgeable staff will discuss your oral health, concerns, and budget to see if dental implants are the best choice for you.

Schedule an appointment with Coastal Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry today.