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Richmond VA Restorative DentistryGardner & Swanner offers an innovative solution to your missing tooth or teeth. Dental implants have the ability to securely replace the space that is missing in your mouth with a natural-looking artificial tooth that is placed on your implant. Implants have a 95 percent success rate. Most of the very first dental implants that were placed in the United States over 20 years ago are still in use and performing well.

The success rate of your dental implant is dependent upon you and how well you take care of them. Here are some helpful tips for taking care of and maintaining the integrity of your dental implant.

  • Continue maintaining your regular brushing and flossing routine.
  • Continue visiting Gardner & Swanner for your regular checkups and cleanings.
  • Keep all of your follow-up appointments with Gardner & Swanner after your implant is placed and restorative work it complete.
  • Discontinue smoking and excessive alcohol consumption after your implant is placed. These two habits may reverse the effectiveness of your implant.
  • Avoid eating hard foods such as ice or hard candy.
  • If you’re in the habit of chewing on your pencil or pen this could damage your implant.
  • Always contact Gardner & Swanner immediately if you begin experiencing any problems related to your dental implant.

If you’re interested in knowing if you’re a candidate for dental implants, contact Gardner & Swanner’s dental office today. He will help you discover if dental implants are the right solution for your missing tooth or teeth.

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“A very friendly Dental practice & one where anyone of any age will feel comfortable in knowing that the staff is caring, compassionate, and professional. The level of care you receive here is second to none.”

William Grigg

“Really amazed at the process you used to ensure the positive outcome of the procedure of aligning my teeth! Dental work has progressed so much that I kept my mouth open in awe!
Good for getting the job done!”

Mary Vest

“I had my first appointment here today. It was wonderful. The whole team is very compassionate and actually explains everything and listens intently to your concerns. Will definitely use them as my new dentist. Loved it.”

Katherine Stott

“Wonderful family practice! They schedule my appointments so I can go with all my kids (5) at one time. Also had a great experience re-surfacing my front teeth and they’ve never been whiter!”

Rebecca Madison
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