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
There are numerous myths concerning dental implants many people still believe. These myths can prevent individuals from getting the treatment they desperately need. It is vital to separate fact from fiction, so you feel at ease when you visit our periodontist.
Myth #1: Getting Implants Is Painful
Patients are typically given general anesthesia for dental implants. The reason is that the insertion process is surgery, so you will not feel anything during the actual procedure. Anyone who suffers from extreme forms of dental phobia or anxiety should let our team know, and we will take all measures necessary to make you feel at ease.
Myth #2: Taking Care of Implants Is Too Difficult
Once your implants are in and healed, it is simple to care for them. You can brush and floss the same way as before. You will not require any tools to clean your teeth and gums, and you should continue practicing good oral hygiene to avoid gum disease, cavities and other issues that could compromise the integrity of your dental implants.
Myth #3: Implants Look Fake
Many people assume a restoration could never look as real as regular teeth. In actuality, our specialists design the abutment and crown that go over the implant to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. Chances are when you meet someone new, he or she will have no idea you even have an implant.
Myth #4: Implants Are Not Safe
Implants have been used for over 40 years now. They come with a success rate of 98 percent. Many patients find their implants last well over 25 years. They are one of the most durable and dependable restorations you can get.
Debunk More Myths at Our Office
If you have any concerns about dental implants, then feel free to bring them up to Drs. Steven Saunders, and Victor Saunders at Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute. Contact us today, and we will walk you through the entire process in detail.
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