adult + pediatric
When you’ve lost a tooth, due to disease, decay or injury, it can be difficult to eat, speak clearly, or even smile with confidence. The experienced professionals at Advanced Sedation Dentistry, located in both Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, can replace missing teeth by installing one or more implants for you and help you recover your smile.
Should I replace my missing tooth with an implant?
It’s your decision, but here are some things to consider:
- If you don’t replace your tooth, surrounding teeth may compensate for the space and start shifting.
- Your smile may be disfigured.
- Proper chewing and speaking may be affected.
Is it better to get a dental implant or a bridge?
Of course, your dentist should advise you after an assessment of your teeth, giving you all available options. But here’s a general comparison of the two options: A bridge will fill the space due to a missing tooth by capping the two adjacent teeth; these teeth will need to be filed down so the bridge piece can fit over them. An implant doesn’t affect surrounding teeth and, because it’s implanted, will help maintain healthy jaw bone structure as it acts like a natural tooth root.
Do dental implants work like real teeth?
Dental implants allow you to eat, laugh, sneeze, speak and live as if they are your real, natural teeth. Not only are they reliable tooth restoration, dental implant surgery is also the strongest tooth replacement option.
What are the pros and cons of dental implants?
While each person is different and may have particular needs, here are some general pros and cons of dental implants…
- Dental implants last a long time, depending on your oral hygiene.
- That said, you don’t have to do anything special to care for them; treat them just like the rest of your teeth.
- Even though they’re artificial teeth, they look and feel natural, just like your real teeth.
- They help keep your jaw bone structure strong.
- You have to have good jaw bone structure.
- The process can be lengthy; an anchor needs to be implanted and healed before the artificial tooth can be placed.
- The procedure can be more expensive than other options.
How long does a dental implant last?
Dental implants are a long-lasting tooth replacement solution. Although you may need to replace the crowns every 10 to 15 years, if you look after your implants, they can last a lifetime.
Have more questions? We’re here to help!
Our Dental Services
Cleanings & Exams
Fillings, Crowns, & Bridges
excellent care makes for happy patients
My experience today was so great! I was nervous about going in since I hadn’t been in awhile, but the staff made me feel comfortable and excited to continue to better my oral health.
– Tiffany G.
I had a good experience at Advanced Sedation Dentistry after moving here from Ohio and not seeing a dentist for over a year. My dental insurance company recommended them. I feel very comfortable there and well cared for. I am so happy I found Advanced Sedation Dentistry.
– Lize M.
Had an absolutely amazing experience with Advanced Sedation Dentistry! I mean when your oldest child comes out after getting teeth cleaned and says “I love coming to the dentist,” those words tell you right there.
– Angellica A.
I am very happy with Advanced Sedation Dentistry! They did such a great job on my mouth! I look forward to going back and that is saying a lot!!! Thank you all so much for being so patient and kind to me.
– Jeff L.
Excellent Service! My son has special needs (Down Syndrome), and requires sedation for dental procedures outside of his cleanings. From the front desk at check in, to the dental services/ anesthesiologist, a great team of people. Thank you for taking care of my son!
– Robin G.
For affordability & convenience
We understand that even with our affordable dental services, covering the cost of your dental care may be a concern. We offer a number of options to help ensure you get the dental care you deserve.
to maximize your comfort level
Under our care, there is no reason to put off your dental work. When paired with comforting pain management, our expert sedation dentists can complete years of work in one visit. Let us remove the anxiety and inconvenience of making return trips.
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Virginia Beach, VA
616 Virginia Beach Blvd.
200 N. Battlefield Blvd.
Once you submit your appointment or consultation request, our office will be in touch to schedule your visit.