As we get older, our smiles get put through the ringer. Sometimes, even a carefully followed oral hygiene routine can’t prevent issues such as tooth loss from robbing you of the smile you used to know and love. And it’s not just our senior patients; tooth loss can affect people of all ages! We hear it every day: “My missing teeth put a real damper on my confidence.” Don’t smile less and settle for a closed-mouth grin with sunken-in lips and cheeks. Stop missing out on life because of your missing teeth! Now you can experience life to the max thanks to dental implants.
Start-to-Finish Dental Implants in Smithfield, VA
If you’ve suffered tooth loss, we invite you to take part in this life-changing procedure. Dental implants are a great way to restore your missing teeth and get you back to a smile that looks and feels great. You’ll proudly show off your dazzling smile.
The Dental Implant Process
Dental implants are small, biocompatible titanium posts that are surgically implanted into your jawbone. They mimic a tooth’s root and are the foundation for the natural-looking tooth restoration that goes on top. Once the post is secured, we can top off your dental implant with a crown or bridge depending on your unique needs and smile goals. Our realistic tooth restorations are fully customized to blend in seamlessly with your other teeth, so most people won’t even be able to tell the difference—including you! Dental implants will help fill out your lips and cheeks, instantly nixing that sunken-in look and giving you a more youthful appearance. Another great benefit of this is that the post actually prevents bone loss in the jaw that would otherwise occur if the gap from the missing tooth was left to its own devices. It’s an effective procedure to restore your smile’s function and appearance that we can do all under one roof, so you don’t have to deal with the hassle of being referred out.
Caring for Your Implants
After the initial procedure, we recommend gently brushing the implant area with caution for the first couple of weeks since it may be sensitive. Once you’re all healed up, dental implants don’t require any extra care other than the typical dentist-recommended oral health regimen. As long as you brush twice a day for two minutes each time, floss at least once per day, brush your tongue every day, come visit us for biannual cleanings, eat a healthy diet, drink plenty of water, and avoid or quit smoking, your implants could last you a lifetime.
We Can Restore Your Smile!
If you don’t feel your age, don’t settle for looking like it. An implant could be the answer for you! If you’re interested in finding out more how dental implants could change your life, one of our friendly team members would be thrilled to answer all your questions. Contact Smithfield Dentistry today.Contact Us