Common Problems

young girl getting her teeth examined by a dentist.jpgWe understand how important first impressions can be, and we want to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile that will make a lasting impression. There are a number of common problems that can hinder a person from having an aesthetically pleasing smile. Here are just a few common problems that we can fix.

Crooked Teeth

Some people may have crooked teeth, perhaps without the benefit of braces as a child. Dr. Burks may recommend porcelain veneers, that can help change the look, shape, color of your teeth to improve the overall look of your smile. They cover up your teeth’s defects and seamlessly blend in with your other teeth. If you’re in need of a more lengthy treatment option, he may recommend Invisalign, an orthodontic treatment that uses sets of clear trays to move your teeth into their corrected position.

Gaps Between Teeth

A diastema, or gap between two teeth, can form for a variety of reasons including thumb-sucking or a mismatched jaw bone. This often happens between the two front teeth but can also happen between any two teeth. We can use porcelain veneers to the affected teeth or dental bonding.

Cracked Or Chipped Teeth

You may suffer a cracked or chipped tooth from chewing hard foods like ice or eating sticky candy. You may also have a tooth crack due to a cavity or trauma to the tooth. Dr. Burks and his team are skilled at determining what type of procedure is best for your situation and may recommend porcelain veneers, inlays or onlays, or bonded fillings.

Discolored Teeth

If you have noticed the color of your teeth darken or begin to stain easily from consuming tea, wine, coffee, from smoking tobacco, or tooth decay, don’t worry. We provide in-office and at home teeth whitening to give your smile and self-confidence a boost. Just give us a call for an initial exam and to discuss which teeth whitening service is best for you.

Old Mercury Fillings

Most of today’s adults have at least one old gray filling made of that metal-mercury amalgam. These old-style fillings were long-lasting and effective for treating cavities, but not very attractive. If you’d like to trade in those old fillings, we can replace them with a more natural looking tooth-colored filling.

Missing Teeth

Whether through disease, tooth decay or some kind of trauma to the mouth, adults are sometimes left with a missing tooth, forming an unattractive dark space between your teeth. While one of Dr. Burk’s primary goals is to keep your smile looking bright and beautiful, he also knows that a missing tooth can lead to some serious oral health problems like shifting teeth, periodontal problems and deterioration of the chewing function. Turn to Dr. Burks for dental implants that can replace one or multiple missing teeth. In addition to being easy to care for, implants will last a lifetime. Dental implants will look, feel and function like your real teeth.

Contact Dr. Burks For Your Next Appointment!

Dr. Burks has decades of experience, along with a commitment to stay ahead of the trends and techniques in the world of dentistry to make him the ideal dentist for your entire family. Call us at (407) 327-2030 or complete an online appointment request form to get started. We look forward to hearing from you soon!