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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1. The office was recently equipped with a UV air filtration disinfectant system, located in each operatory. 
2. Prior to entering the office, all staff members and patients will complete a COVID-19 screening questionnaire and have their temperature taken and recorded. 
3. Strict rules of social distancing will be followed. Patients will stay in their cars until notified to enter the building. Only patients will be allowed in the operatory rooms. Please call ahead if any special accommodations are needed. 
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