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
The front six teeth in your mouth are often referred to as “the smile zone” because they are the most visible when you smile. If you’re missing any teeth in this area, it can be very embarrassing. If you’re wondering what tooth replacement option is best for the smile zone, dental implants may be the ideal choice. They not only look completely natural, but they also support the jaw bone and prevent it from losing its shape over time.
How Implants Improve Appearance
There are several treatment options available when it comes to replacing missing teeth. However, for the front teeth that are most visible, implants are often recommended because they look like real teeth and are very strong and durable. In fact, most people don’t need to replace their implants for up to 25 years, as long as they take good care of them. If you’re concerned about whether or not you’re a good candidate for implants, talk to your periodontist.
How Implants Support the Jaw
Many people don’t know that the jaw bone begins to degrade after a tooth is lost. That’s because the bone directly above or below the missing tooth socket no longer gets the regular stimulation it needs from the tooth roots. Fortunately, dental implants function a lot like tooth roots and can give the jaw bone the healthy stimulation it needs to remain strong and dense. If you choose to receive implants instead of other tooth replacement options that sit on the surface of the gums, you’re less likely to notice changes in the shape of your jaw and face as a result of bone degradation from tooth loss.
Visit Our Practice
If you want to keep your smile beautiful and healthy even after tooth loss, consider receiving dental implants. Your periodontist can perform a quick evaluation to let you know if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. Schedule your appointment with Drs. Steven Saunders or Victor Saunders today by calling Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute.
119A University Blvd
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
New Patients: 540-431-4392
Current Patients: 540-434-8575
Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
*Closed 1pm to 2pm for Lunch