The safety, health and well-being of our mutual patients has always been our top priority. Whether this is through the care we provide or the environment of our surgical facilities. Our internal policies and procedures have always exceeded federally mandated guidelines to protect our patients and staff. Our commitment to provide your patients the safest care throughout this evolving situation is not something we take lightly.
We always have and will continue to go above and beyond to ensure that we are exceeding the highest standard of care and customer service.
Here are a few extra precautions that we are taking, but not limited to:
• Monitoring guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization.
• Following the news related to local conditions on an hourly basis.
• Increasing the frequency of our sanitation practices inside and outside our surgical facilities.
• Wiping down our waiting rooms, chairs, counters and door handles hourly.
• Providing additional hand sanitizer to patients.
• Allowing our patients to wait in their cars or outside our office and notifying them when we are ready for their appointment.
We are also asking our patients a few questions to help mitigate any potential exposures. These questions are:
• If you are a patient who has traveled outside the US within the last month
• Had contact with someone who traveled outside the US and was/is now sick
• Had contact with someone who was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus or the flu
• Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms: Temperature, Active Cough or Trouble Breathing
If you answer yes, our doctor will be informed and will take appropriate action to protect patients and staff.
The Doctors and Staff at SVII
Are you interested in getting a brand-new smile, but may be a bit hesitant about how much the procedure may impact your wallet? If you are experiencing tooth loss, getting a new beautiful smile may have a great impact on your self-confidence and overall look, and price shouldn’t be a hindrance. While there are a number of ways to improve your smile, including crowns or bridges and dental implants, some are a better option than others. Our office can help guide you, but here are a few things to consider when making a decision on how to address missing teeth, getting a brand-new smile, and associated costs.
Crowns and bridges are less expensive option for a smile makeover however, they are not permanent and will need to be replaced on average between five and 15 years on average. This will become quite expensive over time.
Dental implants, however, are a lifetime solution. They are the more expensive option for a smile makeover however, this cost is typically paid upfront and o ...
Dental implants are very realistic and natural feeling and allow you to regain your jawbone strength and shape. If you are in Harrisonburg, VA, and having problems with your teeth, whether you have broken a tooth or are having gum problems, dental implant surgery may be the perfect choice for you.
It is important to know that if your jawbone is not thick enough or if it is too soft, you may need to have bone grafting done before you will be able to proceed with the surgery. Specifically, how the surgery is performed and healing time depends on the type of implant that is used and how much grafting takes place. This will be determined this with your dentist beforehand.
After Dental Implant Surgery
It is important to be prepared for what happens after dental implant surgery, just as you would with any other type of procedure. After dental implant oral surgery, whether you have the surgery in one stage or multiple stages you may experience some discomfort.
After the surgery, you may not ...
While the risk of dental implant failure is low, as with any surgery, there is a small risk of it not being successful. The possibility of a dental implant failure can often be determined before the implant takes place, lessening the risk of it occurring after the surgery.
Failure soon after the implant is more likely than later failure and can be due to overheating of the bone or poor bone quality, incorrect force applied during or after the implant or contamination of the implant or the implant site. These causes of dental implant failure can be reduced by using a fully qualified dental surgeon who will assess the implant site correctly and follow proper, sterile procedures during surgery. Afterwards, it is up to the patient to follow all advice given on caring for their implants.
Great care should be taken during the healing process to prevent dental implant failure caused by poor oral health. The dentist will instruct the patient on how to take care of an implant and this should be fol ...
If you’ve lost a tooth or you’re about to, you may be wondering what the best solution is for replacing it in Harrisonburg, VA. You have multiple options, including a dental bridge and a dental implant. But which option is better? Your choice may depend on your aesthetic goals, functional needs, oral health situation, and even your budget. You and your dentist will be able to determine which option is right for you during a consultation.
Comparing dental bridges and dental implants
Dental Bridges were once the only solution for replacing a missing tooth, aside from a removable partial denture. These restorations are secure in place using the teeth on either side of the empty socket (abutment teeth). Though a more fixed option than a partial denture, dental bridges require that healthy teeth be drilled down and can sometimes lead to these teeth becoming decayed or infected over time. Dental bridges generally last between 5-15 years, depending on how well a person cares for them. ...
When it comes to gum disease and the development of it there are quite a few risks. However, for the purpose of this article will be discussing the 7 major risks of gum disease development. To be more specific, there is a direct link between your oral health and your overall health. Meaning that the development of gum disease can lead to the development of major health concerns. It has been proven that these seven systemic diseases below that affect overall health are related to having gum disease:
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Understanding the Links Between Gum Disease and Health Risks
As far as the link between gum disease and health risks is concerned it’s highly important to understand how negative oral health can lead to negative overall health. The initial stage of gum disease would be gingivitis and when you have gingivitis essentially you have bacteria in your mouth ...
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Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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