Dr. Cappy Sinclair and Dr. Mark Reichley offer dental implants to patients in their Norfolk, VA area dentist office. If you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implants are the best restorative dentistry solution. Dr. Sinclair and Dr. Reichley offer 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. Sinclair and Dr. Reichley use dental implants as a solution for missing teeth in their Norfolk, VA cosmetic dentistry office. Tooth loss causes shifting of your teeth if it is left untreated. It can also cause an unbalanced bite.
Patients who do not replace missing teeth are more prone to developing tooth decay, additional tooth loss, and even bone deterioration. With proper care and bi-annual checkups and teeth cleaning, your dental implants should last forever.
Parts of a Dental Implant
This is the bottom part of the dental implant that is surgically embedded 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 or Dr. Reichley will surgically place this bio-compatible titanium post in their Virginia Beach, VA dentist office.
This is a small part that connects to the implant post. We 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 onto the implant post and will sit right at the gum line. This part will support the dental prosthesis.
The prosthetic tooth can be a dental crown for a single missing tooth. The dental crown is typically cemented or screwed onto 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 into 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 Our Dental Office
Dr. Sinclair and Dr. Reichley offer dental implants under one roof. That means no specialists, no different doctors, and no driving around. From treatment planning to your final restoration, our in-house dental care team has you covered. By choosing Dr. Sinclair and Dr. Reichley to do your dental implants in Virginia Beach, VA, it will save you travel time to other offices and the hassle of additional bills.
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.
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