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Have you lost one or more teeth and are you missing the benefits of a beautiful, fully functional smile? You are welcome to ask our dentist about dental implants, which restore not only your tooth crown, but also the tooth root. Many patients have questions about dental implants, and our dentist and team have answered a few of the common questions here.

What advantages do dental implants offer?
There are many advantages of dental implants. For one, the titanium screw is biocompatible and fuses with the jawbone to make the implant permanently part of your smile. Also, unlike some dental restorations, your dental implants will not necessitate the alterations of healthy teeth, improving your long-term oral health.

What care do my dental implants need?
Your dental implants need the same care as your natural teeth. This includes brushing your teeth twice every day and flossing daily, as well as visiting Sweeney Utterback Dentistry about every six months for dental checkups.

What is the life of a dental implant?
Because dental implants are so durable, they can last 25 years to a lifetime with good care.

If you have questions or would like to schedule a visit with Dr. Bruce Utterback and Pia Sweeney, contact our dental office at 757.222.3737 today. We look forward to providing you with more information about dental implants in Virginia Beach, Virginia.