One of the most important additions to the field of dentistry has been implant dentistry. Dental implants can provide patients who have lost a tooth, or several teeth, with a natural looking and functioning prosthetic tooth that will last for many years with good oral hygiene.
Dr. John Cranham, a cosmetic dentist in Chesapeake, VA, offers dental implants and has extensive experience and education which enables him to offer his patients exceptional dental care and comfortable, long lasting results. Dr. Cranham has incorporated leading dental technology into his Chesapeake dental practice which has many benefits for patients who come in for a dental procedure as well as regular preventive care visits.
For patients who have a missing tooth, Dr. Cranham will perform a thorough evaluation to determine if they are a candidate for dental implants. Patients must be generally healthy and have enough jaw bone to support the implantation of the tiny titanium post that will serve as the anchor for their new tooth. Dr. Cranham uses Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT) to create 3-D images of a patients jaw. This enable him to both ensure that the jaw is healthy enough to support implants and to determine the ideal placement for optimal results.
Dental implants are a multi step process, the initial step being the surgical placement of the titanium screw. The jaw will need 3-6 months after oral surgery to heal and fuse with the jaw bone. During this time, patients will be fitted with a temporary tooth so they can return to their daily routine and function normally.
Once the jaw is healed, Dr. Cranham will place the custom made crown on the post, or secure a bridge or denture to the post if multiple teeth are being replaced and anchored with a dental implant.
Dr. Cranham is a nationally recognized dentist in the fields of cosmetic and restorative dentistry and his patients benefit from his state of the art facility in Chesapeake as well as his knowledge of cutting edge dentistry.
Contact Dr. Cranham in Chesapeake, VA, if you have been considering a dental implant and schedule a consultation to discuss your options.