A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth. Made up of three parts, the dental implant is the most natural and long-term solution available for replacing missing teeth. Many patients qualify for dental implants and benefit from the stability and oral health benefit that they offer.
Dr. John Cranham has advanced training in implant placement and restoration. Our dental care team coordinates all phases of treatment and provides lasting, stable results. We use that latest in implant technology and techniques providing less invasive and more effective results.
Is a dental implant right for me?
With advancements in implant technology, dental implants have become a more suitable treatment option for more patients than ever before. Edentulous patients are often able to enjoy the benefits of dental implants without the need for extensive bone grafting. Dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth or secure a dental bridge or denture. A personalized consultation with Dr. Cranham will allow him to determine if implants are the most suitable option for restoring your smile.
Can I use a dental implant to replace multiple teeth?
Yes. Patients with multiple missing teeth have dental implant options. Depending on the number or location of missing teeth patients may receive multiple single implants Multiple dental implants can be used to replace single missing teeth throughout the mouth. Implants may also be used to secure a partial, full denture or dental bridge. Precise pretreatment planning will allow for accurate placement of implants to optimize healthy bone tissue for a stable, comfortable and lasting result.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are a long term solution for replacing missing teeth. With good oral hygiene and routine visits to Dr. Cranham for oral health exams, dental implants can last for over 25 years. Dental implants like natural teeth require healthy bone and gum tissue for long-term support.
Do Dental implants require special maintenance and care?
Dental implants can be cleaned and maintained in the same way you care for your natural teeth. Implants should be brushed and flossed at least twice a day along with the rest of your smile. Patients with dental implants should visit the dentist at least twice a year for routine checkups and may consider visiting more frequently to ensure lasting success of their implant.
Find out how dental implants can improve your oral health, restore your smile and increase your quality of life, contact Chesapeake, VA implant dentist Dr. John Cranham. Call our office at 757.656.4109 or request an appointment online using our convenient form.