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
Tooth loss is a common occurrence among adults in the United States. In fact, by the time most Americans have reached age 50, they’ve probably already lost around 12 teeth. If any of your teeth have fallen out due to tooth decay, gum disease or injury, there are multiple treatment options available to you. If you’re having trouble deciding between dental implants, dentures or bridges, here are a few reasons you might want to choose implants.
Permanence is one of the top reasons patients cite for choosing implants over other tooth replacement options. If you follow a good oral hygiene routine and consistently take great care of your implants, they could potentially last the rest of your life. Keep in mind that improper placement can contribute to implant failure, so it’s important to have your implants placed by a skilled periodontist, for best long-term results.
Whether you lose one tooth or many, the bone directly beneath the area affected by tooth loss starts to thin out and degrade. Receiving dental implants is the only way to keep the bone healthy and prevent it from losing mass over time. No other tooth replacement is inserted directly into the bone, so no other tooth replacement can promote bone health the way implants can.
One of the most appealing benefits implants offer is lack of hassle from denture adhesives. Since implants essentially become part of your bone, there’s no need to worry about securing them in place with adhesive. You’ll also never have to worry about removing them daily to clean them. You’ll just need to clean them like you do your other teeth.
Consult With Our Periodontist
Drs. Steven Saunders and Victor Saunders are highly experienced in the placement of dental implants. To schedule your appointment with any of our respected periodontists, contact Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute during regular business hours.
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