Dr. Bennett A. Thomas, DDS and Associates
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Why are dental implants a healthy tooth replacement?

At Bennett A. Thomas, DDS and Associates, we are pleased to offer the option of replacing missing teeth in Chesapeake, VA with dental implants.

Dental implants are artificial teeth that look, feel, and function almost the same as natural teeth. We believe that dental implants are the healthiest replacements for missing teeth.

A dental implant is an artificial titanium root that is placed surgically in your jaw. As the implant heals, it begins fusing with the bone and tissue around it through a process called osseointegration. After the implant heals, it becomes part of your jaw and functions like a natural tooth root. Dental implants provide a stable foundation for a dental crown, bridge, or denture that we attach to it. If you commit yourself to caring for your dental implant correctly, it may last a lifetime.

Since the dental implant acts like a natural tooth root, it also helps prevent the breakdown of bone in the jaw that’s common with tooth loss. Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant also restores a more youthful appearance by filling out your jawline.

Dental implants have helped millions of people regain a healthy, attractive smile. If you want to learn more, please call our Chesapeake, VA dental office to arrange an appointment so we can discuss your tooth replacement options.

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