Dental Implants

Dr. Santos Revitalizes Virginia Beach Smiles with Dental Implants

A single missing tooth can set in motion a destructive sequence of events. Jawbone mass starts to diminish, existing teeth may drift out of position, and occlusal problems can occur. Additionally, chewing may become painful and confidence can plummet. Studies show that if a missing tooth isn’t replaced, other teeth are likely to be lost in subsequent years.

Dental Implants

Virginia Beach implant dentist Dr. Santos renews smiles with state-of-the-art Nobel Biocare and Biohorizons dental implants. Working with top surgical teams in the area, Dr. Santos uses these high-quality implants to restore smiles missing a single tooth, a few teeth, or an entire row of teeth. With over 12 years of implant dentistry experience, you can trust Dr. Santos to craft a custom solution to renew your smile..

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What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants provide the most natural tooth replacement alternative available. An implant replaces the root of a tooth to wholly renew dental form and function. A small, biocompatible titanium implant placed in the jawbone begins a process called osseointegration, during which bone tissue fuses with the implant to form a lasting bond. An abutment placed atop the implant holds in place one or more custom-designed replacement teeth: a single implant crown, a dental bridge, or a denture. Implant-retained replacement teeth may be fixed in place or removable.

Why Choose Dental Implants?

Dental implant patients in Virginia Beach enjoy renewed ability to chew comfortably and speak clearly. A complete smile restores support to facial structures, so many dental implant recipients report that they look younger. Confidence returns, as well, since dental implants won’t slip or slide the way ill-fitting traditional replacement teeth can. Plus, the jawbone atrophy (loss) that occurs when teeth are missing is halted when dental implants are placed in the bone tissue.

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What are Teeth in a Day?

The term “teeth in a day” refers to an innovative implant solution called All-on-4 dental implants. Four implant posts strategically placed in the jawbone secure a full row of replacement teeth. As an All-on-4 dental implant patient, you’ll undergo implant surgery and receive your custom teeth in a single day. Forgoing the waiting period required with traditional implant surgery lets you enjoy your new smile immediately. Replacement teeth are fixed in place, which means that you won’t have to remove them for cleaning and you can toss the messy denture paste.

With All-on-4 dental implants from Virginia Beach implant dentist Dr. Santos, you’ll experience a renewed smile and a new lease on life!

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