I Have Missing Teeth. Can I Still Get a Smile Makeover?
Missing one or more teeth can certainly impact how you feel about your smile. Tooth loss is a common oral health and aesthetic concern that can lead to embarrassment over your appearance, not to mention difficulty with eating, speaking, and performing other normal functions. Thanks to modern dentistry, however, there are a variety of options available to help revitalize your smile and boost your self-confidence.
Dental conditions, like tooth loss, have many patients choosing to enhance their oral health and appearance with a smile makeover. Las Vegas, NV cosmetic dentist Dr. Michaela Tozzi is an expert at performing smile makeover procedures to replace missing teeth and provide smile rejuvenation. If you have missing teeth, a smile makeover at Michaela Tozzi, DMD may be just the solution you need to improve your oral health and renew your appearance.
What is a smile makeover?
A smile makeover is a unique treatment plan carefully curated by Dr. Tozzi to address your personal dental needs and aesthetic concerns. Smile makeovers include one or more cosmetic dentistry or restorative procedures that are designed to target a variety of dental issues, from tooth discoloration to missing teeth. While a smile makeover can improve a wide range of cosmetic imperfections, many of these procedures also provide oral health and functional benefits.
How do smile makeover procedures replace missing teeth?
Since the mouth and teeth are often the focal points of the face, replacing missing teeth is often of paramount importance for many men and women. At her Las Vegas, NV cosmetic dentistry practice, Dr. Tozzi is excited to offer natural-looking tooth replacement options as part of a smile makeover plan.
- Dental implants: Closely resembling natural tooth structures, a dental implant is a titanium screw that is inserted into the jawbone and used to support a dental crown, bridge, or denture-type of restoration. Offering a high level of versatility, dental implants can replace any number of teeth that have been lost. Because implants integrate with the jawbone, they can replace both the root and crown (visible portion) of a tooth.
- Bridges: A dental bridge is a series of three or more dental crowns that are melded together to form a single appliance. Each end of the bridge fits over teeth that flank the sides of an open space (where tooth loss has occurred). Dr. Tozzi will prepare these support teeth by removing a portion of the enamel. This allows the bridge to sit flush within the arch and offers a seamless look for your smile.
- Removable dentures: Traditional dentures are tooth replacement appliances that can be easily removed from the mouth. Partial or full dentures are made from high-quality materials to replicate the appearance of natural teeth and gum tissues. Dentures can replace anywhere from several to a whole arch of missing teeth.
During your consultation, Dr. Tozzi will take time to listen to your concerns and evaluate your needs before explaining each of the tooth loss options that may be right for you. In some cases, she can incorporate teeth whitening, teeth straightening with orthodontics, or other treatments to comprehensively address your cosmetic and oral health concerns. As a full-service practice, Michaela Tozzi, DMD offers state-of-the-art smile makeover solutions in one convenient location.
Improve your smile with cosmetic dental care in Las Vegas, NV
If tooth loss is keeping you from feeling confident when you speak, eat, or grin, a smile makeover at Michaela Tozzi, DMD may be an ideal option for you. Dr. Tozzi is a talented cosmetic dentist who blends her artistic skills with the science of dentistry to improve the smiles of patients throughout Las Vegas, NV. Learn more about your tooth replacement and smile rejuvenation options by scheduling an in-person or virtual consultation today!