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June 06, 2018
Category: Dental Blog
Tags: Dental Implants  

How dental implants from your dentist in Newport News can fill in the gaps in your smile

If you have gaps in your smile, it’s only natural to want to close them. Spaces between your teeth can make you self-conscious and cause you to stop smiling. They can also affect your ability to chew your foods thoroughly, which can impact your digestion and your overall health.

Dental ImplantsNow, you can close the gaps with a tooth replacement solution that looks and functions as well as your natural teeth. The answer is dental implants from Dr. Mark Artzer in Newport News, VA.

Whether you have one missing tooth or several missing teeth, dental implants can fill the space. They can also be used to provide a strong supportive foundation for a dental appliance, which is simply snapped in place over the implants.

People love dental implants because they provide benefits which other tooth replacement methods like partials, dentures, or bridgework can’t match. Consider these important advantages:

  • Naturally beautiful appearance, because the implant crown is made of a material that reflects light, just like your natural teeth do
  • Naturally beautiful feel, because the implant screw is placed in bone and functions as the “root” of your missing tooth
  • Permanent stability, because your implants are embedded and surrounded by bone so they won’t move around, even when you are speaking or eating
  • Easy maintenance, because you brush and floss the implants right along with your natural teeth

Your dental implants will also never decay and they don’t pick up stains. That means your beautiful new smile will last for years. When you choose dental implants, you are choosing tooth replacement that boasts a success rate of over 95 percent according to the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. That’s the highest success rate of any surgical implant!

For more information and frequently asked questions and answers about dental implants, please visit the Dental Implants section on the website at

If you are interested in a tooth replacement option to restore your smile, dental implants are the choice to make. To get started on your beautiful, complete smile, call Dr. Artzer in Newport News, VA, today at (757) 595-8405.

March 27, 2018
Category: Dental Blog
Tags: Dental Implants  

Patients who have missing teeth or major tooth and gum problems often have questions about dental implants. Implants are the modern solution for replacing teeth and are now often preferred over other solutions like dentures and bridges. Here are a few of the most common frequently asked questions about dental implants, answered. Having more knowledge of this dental treatment may inspire you to take action and call your Newport News, VA dentist to see if you’re a candidate for this procedure.Dental Implants

How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are designed to serve the same purpose as the root of a tooth. They are small titanium devices that resemble screws that are inserted into the bone tissue below the gumline. When the implant heals into the bone, which may take several months, an abutment and permanent crown are placed on the top. With a porcelain or ceramic crown, the implanted tooth is indistinguishable from your other teeth.

Why Are Dental Implants the Best Solution?
The main reason why dental implants are the ideal solution is that they are permanent. Once they’re installed, they’re no different than any of your other teeth in terms of function and appearance. They also help keep the bone tissue healthy and strong. When you get dentures or bridges, the bone tissue can degrade over time. 

Who Can Get Dental Implants?
Only patients who have generally good dental health can get dental implants. Viable bone tissue is needed to ensure that the implants will stay rooted. That’s why it’s important to see a dentist for a tooth implant as early as possible. In some cases, a bone grafting procedure can help improve a patient’s chances of having a dental implant integrate successfully.

How Long Will Dental Implants Last?
For patients of a certain age, a dental implant has a good chance of lasting for a lifetime. The crown part of the implant can last for up to 15 years before it may need to be replaced. Seeing your dentist at least two times every year for professional cleanings and becoming meticulous about at-home dental care will ensure that the implant (and your other teeth) stays strong and healthy.

Contact your Newport News, VA Dentist

Dental implantation is a straightforward and effective procedure that can help improve your dental health and the appearance of your smile. Call your Newport News, VA dentist to schedule an appointment.

By Mark B. Artzer, D.D.S.
March 27, 2018
Category: Dental Blog
Tags: welcome  

Welcome to the Blog of Mark B. Artzer, D.D.S.

Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the Newport News, VA area, we’re excited you are here. With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote dental awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice.

We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best dental health. 

As always, feel free to contact our Mark B. Artzer, D.D.S. office with any dental questions or concerns.

-- Mark B. Artzer, D.D.S.

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