Dental concerns affect the function and appearance of your smile. Dental issues can range in severity and are often preventable with routine visits to the dentist office. Caring for the health of your teeth and gums is important. Healthy smiles promote improved overall wellness and increase confidence.
Dental Concerns in Virginia Beach, VA
We offer comprehensive care for a wide range of cosmetic and restorative dental concerns including:
Broken & Missing Teeth
Broken or missing teeth can cause major concern not just for cosmetic reasons, but also because they pose serious health risks. Once a tooth is lost, the bone and gum are susceptible to decay, trauma and deterioration. Dr. Sinclair and Dr. Reichley offer a range of treatment options for replacing broken or missing teeth including:
Dental implants: Dental implants are the most natural-looking, stable, and long-lasting solution for damaged or missing teeth. A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jawbone beneath the gum line. This titanium post will act as the tooth root providing a strong foundation for the replacement tooth. Then the dentist will use that to attach a replacement tooth.
Dental bridges: A dental bridge is a restoration that is used to “bridge a gap” between teeth. The bridgework is a series of prosthetic teeth linked together and supported by an anchor on either side of the gap. The anchor that is supported on each side is by a natural tooth strengthened by a dental crown. A bridge can also be secured with dental implants.
Dentures: Dentures are custom-made artificial teeth used to replace missing teeth and some of the gum tissue. They are made in a dental lab with impressions of your mouth. We offer partial dentures, full dentures, and implant dentures (All-on-4 dental implants).
Many people grind or clench their teeth at night without even realizing it. Teeth grinding can lead to serious jaw disorders, headaches, damaged teeth, and other problems. Dr. Sinclair has completed post-graduate training to diagnose and provide TMJ disorder treatments, as well as treat damage caused by teeth grinding.
Bleeding gums are a common sign of periodontal disease, better known as gum disease. Gum pain, sore gums, and gums that bleed may all be present in patients who have gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease. Routine visits to the dentist and professional teeth cleanings are extremely important in preventing gum disease.
Dr. Sinclair and Dr. Reichley offer a number of periodontal treatment options for patients who already have advanced signs of gum disease.
A tooth cavity (tooth decay or dental caries) is generally the result of plaque build-up and can affect anyone, regardless of age. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on the teeth. When plaque comes in contact with sugar and starch, it causes bacteria to produce an acid that attacks and erodes tooth enamel.
As the tooth enamel breaks down and wears away, the tooth becomes susceptible to the formation of dental cavities. Dr. Sinclair and Dr. Reichley offer tooth-colored dental fillings for patients with tooth decay. They can help restore a damaged tooth back to normal function and shape.