Dental Implants in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, & Hampton, VA

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.

Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or periodontist (a specialist of the gums and supporting bone). The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!

Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and will last many years, but on occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.

Single Tooth

When both the tooth and root are damaged, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown. This solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth.

In this case, a so-called one-piece implant is used. This means that all components are installed as a single unit, resulting in immediately full functioning teeth, shorter treatment time, and minimized pain.

Benefits of an all-ceramic crown on implant:

  • Immediately functioning teeth
  • Excellent esthetic result
  • Life long, stable solution


This procedure normally includes four visits to the dentist. You should expect to be able to work the day after having the implant installed.

Multiple Teeth

Several Teeth Missing

In this case, when replacing three teeth in the far back of the mouth, a fixed bridge anchored to dental implants is the only fixed alternative. Traditional dentures can’t offer the same stability or function.

Having dental implants replacing your lost back teeth will give you new, unparalleled strength and stability that allows you to eat what you want. It will also preserve your jawbone and facial appearance.

Benefits with fixed bridge on implants:

  • The only fixed alternative in this situation.
  • A stable, secure solution that lets you eat what you want
  • Preserves your facial appearance and prevents bone loss


After the initial examination, you can expect 4–5 additional visits until the final fixed bridge is permanently attached. It is normal to experience some minor bruising and swelling in the gum and soft tissue afterwards. Any discomfort is usually treated with an ordinary painkiller. You should expect to be able to work the next day.

Full Arch

All Teeth Missing

Benefits of a fixed bridge on implants:

When all teeth are missing or in such condition that they need to be replaced, a fixed bridge anchored to dental implants is the best permanent solution.

Before dental implants, there were no fixed solution available for people who lost all their teeth. Today, it is possible to replace a full jaw with dental implants and a fixed bridge that results in a permanent, stable, and high aesthetic solution.

  • Lets you eat and function like having natural teeth
  • A solid, stable solution that will serve you for life
  • Preserves your facial appearance and prevents bone loss


The treatment procedure and number of visits is largely dependent on the specific conditions. But all in all, 8–10 visits should be enough to have a fixed bridge installed. Most patients report that they were much more comfortable following the procedure than they had anticipated.

Smile in a Day

Smile in a Day is a new, virtually pain-free alternative procedure that gives another option than traditional dentures. The procedure uses specially constructed titanium rods that utilizes the use of the available bone to allow the implants and fixed teeth to be fitted in one day. Instead of worrying about wearing dentures while you wait for your implants to heal, Smile in a Day fits you with a set of fixed, natural-looking teeth that are designed to minimalize recovery time. After about three months, they are replaced with a permanent set of new teeth, leaving you with your beautiful smile.