Why Replace Missing Teeth?
In Virginia Beach, VA
Missing teeth can make your smile awkward and unbecoming. Many people consider replacing teeth for aesthetic reasons alone. However, missing teeth do more than impact the appearance of your smile. Far from a simple aesthetic issue, missing teeth can alter your bite, your jaw, and even the structure of your face.
Problems Caused by Missing Teeth
Every one of your teeth provides a basic function. Your mouth relies on every tooth to ensure proper tension and strength when performing basic tasks. When you are missing a tooth, the functional purpose of that tooth is transferred to another tooth, leading to increased stress on both that tooth and your jaw.
The teeth in your mouth are also responsible for maintaining the structure of your jaw and bite. When a tooth is missing, adjacent teeth may begin to slide to fill the empty space. This results in both a misalignment of your jaw and a compromise of its structural stability, causing or worsening TMD. Eventually, a missing tooth can cause your jaw to shrink, resulting in a change to the appearance of your face as well.
Solutions for Missing Teeth
Dr. Michael Folck offers several options for missing teeth. Depending on your needs and the number of teeth that need to be replaced, Dr. Folck can provide:
Each of these options has both its benefits and drawbacks. Working closely with you to assess your exact needs, Dr. Folck will be able to determine the solution that is most ideal for your mouth.
Replacing teeth to restore beauty to your smile can do wonders for your self-esteem. Equally important is restoring function and strength to your mouth. Experienced cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Folck can help you achieve both with a tooth replacement procedure.
If you live in or around Portsmouth, Norfolk, Hampton, Chesapeake, Newport, or Virginia Beach, Virginia and need to replace one or more missing teeth, please contact Michael P. Folck DDS today to schedule a free initial consultation.
Call or email us today to learn more about Dr. Folck, our office, and what we can do for you. Your first consultation is no-obligation so you've got nothing to lose, and plenty to gain!
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