Dr. Cappy Sinclair of Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry in Virginia Beach specializes in the replacement of missing teeth. Whether your teeth are missing because of an injury or accident, gum disease, tooth decay, age or other reasons, Dr. Sinclair offers a wide range of natural looking replacement options. We offer free consultations for patients with tooth loss to explore the various options available.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Many people are faced with tooth loss and wonder if they should replace them. Replacing missing teeth is very important and the quicker you do so, the better it will be for your health. Tooth loss has the potential to create a range of problems for patients from emotional and social concerns to sometimes serious medical conditions. Once a tooth is lost, the bone begins to deteriorate. It will continue to deteriorate if no treatment is sought, making replacement options more and more difficult and potentially affecting other teeth. It can also potentially cause TMJ disorders because your teeth may shift, causing your bite alignment to be off. It can also lead to gum disease, gum recession and make it difficult to eat certain foods. For this reason, missing teeth should be treated as quickly as possible.
Restorative Treatment Options
There are a variety of restorative dentistry treatments available for replacing missing teeth. Dr. Sinclair will perform a comprehensive evaluation to diagnose your specific condition and make recommendations for the best long term results. Our goal is to restore your smile to its natural function with optimal health and esthetics. The treatment you will need is determined by how many teeth you are missing, the location of the missing teeth and your overall and oral health. Dr. Sinclair offers:
- Implant-support dental crowns: used to permanently replace one missing tooth
- Implant-supported dental bridge: used to permanently replace several consecutive missing teeth
- Implant-supported dentures: used to replace a majority or all of your teeth
- Dental Bridges: a removable fixture that will replace a single tooth
- Dentures & Partials: removable fixtures that replaces several missing teeth or an entire row of teeth
Dental Implants: The best solution for missing teeth
Dr. Sinclair will recommend dental implants in most cases. They are the only tooth replacement option that will preserve the jaw bone, give you back full chewing function, and look the most natural. Even though dental implants cost more up front, other dental restorations will eventually need repaired, replaced or adjusted. That cost will add up over the years. They will also require timely, daily maintenance. Dental implants are permanent, stable and durable. Dr. Sinclair offers complete treatment for dental implants in his Virginia Beach dentist office.
Schedule a Consultation
Find out how Dr. Sinclair can help restore your smile if you are missing teeth in the Norfolk, VA, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, VA and Suffolk, VA area. He specializes in the replacement of missing teeth using dental implants, a dental crown or a dental bridge. We offer Free Consultations for patients with missing teeth to explore the various options available. Schedule an appointment with Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry by contacting our office at (757) 453-7657, or request an appointment online today.