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Does your smile have a missing tooth? Does it make you less confident or willing to share your smile? If you want to have a restored smile, with a full set of teeth once more, we may be able to help. Although there may be several options for you to consider, today we’d like to highlight dental implants.

What are they?
Surgically implanted into your jawbone, dental implants are metal posts. Once the post is in place, Dr. Irina Novak may add a prosthetic tooth to finish the restoration.

How do they work?
Since they are inserted into your jawbone, dental implants could be a sturdier restoration than traditional dentures. Possibly adding to its strength, the metal post can fuse to your bone through a process called osseointegration.

Once that fusion has taken place, our dentist can attach the customized crown that was made just for your smile. This crown can be made with the size, shape and color of your teeth in mind to help it blend in with the remaining teeth. After the prosthetic tooth has been added, the restoration may be complete.

To help protect the longevity of your dental implant you should visit Mellen Dental in Hampton, Virginia, at least twice a year and continue brushing and flossing your teeth as normal. You can call us at 757-722-5316 to schedule your appointment with us today!