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
Periodontitis can damage the bones around your teeth, leaving you with tooth loss or loose teeth that must be removed. If the disease is left untreated, the infection can spread to other healthy teeth.
While there are treatments available for bone loss due to periodontitis, learning that you have bone loss from gum disease can still be frustrating. You will need to have loose teeth removed if extreme bone loss has occurred, and you may need to manage the problem around your other teeth with deep cleaning treatments or surgery. Some dental implant procedures are not available to patients with bone loss from periodontitis, but you should know that there are options available for your teeth.
Fortunately, your bone loss may not prevent you from all dental implant procedures. The All-on-4™ technique may be able to help you replace missing teeth through the use of implants. All-on-4™ implant supported dentures can provide you with an improved look and better comfort for your mouth.
The All-on-4™ technique uses four implants to stabilize your dentures. This allows you to avoid a bone graft while enjoying a fast recovery time. The innovative technique has had a success rate of over 98 percent in the last decade.
All-on-4™ transforms your teeth with a specialized procedure:
• The four implants are placed in the areas of your mouth with the greatest bone density.
• Each implant is inserted at an angle that allows normal biting and chewing without loosening the implants.
• A temporary set of dentures are attached to the implants for immediate use.
• You will receive a new set of permanent dentures after three to six months of healing.
The technique comes with a low risk of complication and predictable long-term results. All-on-4™ maintenance is simple and easy, so it is a great option for your future care, comfort and appearance.
Dr. Steven Saunders are implant specialists who offer All-on-4™ in Harrisonburg, VA. Contact us to learn more about the technique and the many benefits it offers patients with bone loss due to periodontitis.
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