Why Should I Replace Missing Teeth?

If you are missing one or several teeth, Dr. Cappy Sinclair and his team will help you find the right restorative treatment that fits you and your specific needs. Dr. Sinclair is a professional cosmetic and implant dentist that is passionate about helping patients restore the form and function to their smiles. If you have gaps in your smile, call his Laskin Road office at (757) 453-7657 or Lynnhaven office at (757) 216-9914 in Virginia Beach, VA.

Missing Teeth: Problems and Solutions

If the gaps left by missing teeth are not filled by a secure and stable restoration, these problems may arise:

  • Shifting teeth
  • Tooth decay
  • Bone loss
  • Crooked teeth
  • Speech problems
  • Misaligned bite

Replacing missing teeth with a secure restoration can offer many benefits to patients. Replacing missing teeth:

  • Helps bite function
  • Benefits surrounding natural teeth
  • Stabilizes the tooth structure
  • Restores oral health

Restorative Treatment Options

Dr. Sinclair and his team offer patients multiple treatment options that restore their teeth. Before choosing a treatment, Dr. Sinclair will examine your teeth and gums and consult with you about which solution will work best for you. Our restorative solutions include:

Dental Implants

One of the most versatile treatment options for missing teeth, dental implants provide security and stability to patients with gaps in their smile. Consisting of a titanium post, abutment, and dental crown, dental implants are inserted into the jawbone for a stable result. The titanium post fuses to the bone tissue over a period of 3 to 6 months. Then, it is capped off with a dental crown for protection.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges can be removable. However, when secured with implants, patients can easily speak, bite, and chew. This restoration utilizes surrounding natural teeth to help support a dental bridge. Multiple teeth can be replaced with dental bridges.

Dentures & Partials

Patients who are missing multiple or whole arches of teeth benefit from full and partial dentures. Dentures can be removable or secured with dental implants for a more stable solution. This treatment option can also help restore the form and function of teeth.