A smile makeover is focused on fully restoring a person’s confidence in their appearance by addressing visible issues with their teeth. For many, makeover plans will only consist of cosmetic dental services. However, this is not always the case. Some people who express a desire to start a smile makeover will need restorative dental work in order to move ahead with their smile improvement. One particularly serious oral health and cosmetic problem is tooth loss. At our Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office, we can help you if your ideal smile makeover includes plans to replace missing teeth. In addition to restoring your smile by replacing lost teeth, we can look into the most conservative treatment options for addressing problems like wear and tear on your enamel, issues with spacing, and dental discoloration.
The Consequences Of Not Dealing With Tooth Loss
If you let problems with tooth loss go untreated, you will face more than just concerns about your smile. A natural bite motion depends on all of your teeth being present. Just one gap caused by one missing tooth can throw off your bite, which can lead to overuse of certain teeth and difficulties with TMJ disorder. A gap also robs teeth of support; over time, the teeth next to an absence can loosen and eventually be lost.
Arranging The Replacement Of Missing Teeth
There are several treatment options for people who want to replace lost teeth with restorations that will restore their appearance. After dental implants are successfully placed, we can restore them with custom prosthetic restorations that close a gap in your smile, support your natural bite function, and even preserve the health of your jawbone over time. With dental bridges, we can close gaps without the need for you to go through oral surgery. Bridges consist of a pontic (replacement tooth) between two crowns that are placed on neighboring teeth to provide long-term support.
Other Services To Improve Your Smile
After your smile is restored, we can make plans to care for teeth that look unattractive. Porcelain veneers can change your smile by covering up discoloration, hiding trouble with wear and tear, and even by hiding problems with misalignment. If necessary, we can also restore problem teeth with custom dental crowns that look like natural teeth. Crowns completely cover teeth above the gum line, protecting them while also hiding their cosmetic flaws.
Talk To Your Virginia Beach, VA Dentist About Replacing Your Lost Teeth
Your Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office is ready to help you deal with tooth loss as part of a larger plan to improve your smile! If you have questions, or if you wish to discuss your treatment options, please contact Absolute Dental Care at (757) 428-7440.