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
Although dental implants tend to have a high success rate - over 95 percent - it comes with a risk of failure, like any other procedure. Even though dental implants are mostly placed by experienced dental implant professionals, why does it look like dental implant failure is on the rise in Harrisonburg, VA? Here are three of the most common reasons that we have identified:
Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth, but just because you now have artificial teeth, it does not mean you can stop brushing and flossing every day! Your mouth is still susceptible to plaque, which wreaks havoc on your gums. Patients with implants who do not take care of their teeth and fail to schedule regular dental checkups have a much higher risk of implant failure.
The standard modern material for implant posts is titanium, but there are other, cheaper materials that are also available. Most successful implant procedures involve the use of titanium posts in all cases but ones that patients have titanium hypersensitivities. Although other materials may be cheaper at first glance, patients could be paying a lot more in the long run if the implant ends up failing.
In another effort to save money, patients who desire dental implants tend to go to doctors who lack the proper training and qualifications to place implants. It is very important to carefully research your dental professionals before undergoing such an extensive procedure like dental implants. If you are unsure that your chosen dental professional has the appropriate experience and training, then be sure to ask!
Considering dental implants? Our doctors, Dr. Steven Saunders, Dr. Victor Saunders, and Dr. Bryan Saunders, are available to answer your questions and help you feel more at ease about the treatment you receive at our office in Harrisonburg, VA. To schedule your consultation and learn more about dental implants, contact us today!
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