Millions of people across the country suffer from the discomfort and embarrassment of bad teeth. In a culture that puts a high value on bright white perfect smiles, missing, broken, or chipped teeth can hurt more than ever. Missing teeth or failing teeth not only keep people from enjoying the foods they love, but often contribute to detrimental losses of self-esteem. Poor self-esteem can lead to both depression and the inability to function in social and professional situations.
Bad teeth can result from genetics, gum disease, lack of adequate dental care, failing dental work, or trauma. Many people also put off dental treatment, due to experiencing fear when confronted with visits to the dentist. Even the thought of having a dental procedure as basic as simple oral hygiene cleanings may cause anxiety. Yet hesitating due to fear only worsens tooth condition, and is entirely unnecessary.
Modern advances in dental care can both alleviate the anxiety associated with regular visits to the dentist, and provide truly permanent solutions to missing and failing teeth.
Fixing bad teeth can be a relatively simple cosmetic procedure if your teeth are discolored, chipped, or cracked. Solutions range from teeth whitening and gum treatments to caps, crowns and veneers. Most of these require only a single visit.
For more extensive restorations, many dental implant treatments exist. Implants can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even a full arch of upper and/or lower teeth. Some implants can be completed in a single visit. Complete upper or lower arch implants take as few as four visits. The additional time taken for bridge implants ensures the best fit.
Delaying dental treatment due to anxiety or fear can turn minor dental conditions into major dental problems. These eventually require extensive intervention, and affect your health. Sedation dentistry uses medication to help patients relax during dental procedures, enabling them to overcome anxieties. As an added benefit, sedation dentistry allows patients to combine multiple procedures into one or two visits, saving time and limiting inconvenience.
Smile Dental Center provides a full range of state-of-the-art dental treatments for fixing bad teeth or replacing missing teeth. As the Exclusive Provider of the Teeth Tomorrow® Permanent Solution in Shreveport, our practice offers the only full-arch dental bridge backed by a 5-year study of over 2,000 cases with a greater than 99% Success Rate.
You can put an end to the suffering and inconvenience caused by your missing and failing teeth.