Tooth loss can occur as a result of an injury, dental decay, gum disease, and other conditions. Missing teeth don’t simply impact your appearance; an incomplete smile can contribute to life-altering health changes. Residents of Virginia Beach VA have a proven, long-lasting, and attractive alternative to combat the consequences of missing teeth. Dr. Gregory Schrumpf and Dr. Barry Herman, implant dentists at Schrumpf & Herman Family Dentistry, offer dental implants to renew smiles and reinvigorate the lives of people with missing teeth.
Dental Implant Benefits
A dental implant replaces the tooth root and crown. The root of a tooth is the part underneath the gumline that holds the tooth in place; the crown is the part of the tooth that’s visible.
Because the structure of an implant mimics a natural tooth, this restorative dentistry solution provides a wealth of benefits. With dental implants you can:
Preserve healthy jawbone mass: The jawbone begins to atrophy when teeth are missing due to lack of stimulation from the chewing forces of natural teeth. Dental implants replace this stimulation to promote healthy bone structure.
Maintain a natural facial appearance: We’ve all seen the sunken cheeks and curled in lips of a person with missing teeth. The face relies on teeth for support. Implants restore shape to the mouth to maintain a natural, and potentially more youthful, facial appearance.
Eat what you want: Dental implants restore chewing capacity so that you can eat the foods you love without fear of discomfort or denture slippage. And because there’s nothing covering your palate (like there is when you wear a top denture), you’ll enjoy the full taste of food again.
Protect existing teeth: A conventional bridge is anchored to teeth that must be ground down and restored with crowns. Implants require no degradation of existing, healthy teeth.
Experience proven, long-lasting results: Dental implants have a 98% success rate and may last a lifetime when cared for properly.
Discover the Difference
Learn how you can restore your smile with state-of-the-art dental implants. Contact a Virginia Beach implant dentist today at Schrumpf & Herman Family Dentistry.