The smile is one of the first things people notice about each other, but if you are missing teeth in Jacksonville, FL, you might hesitate to smile in front of others. The good news is that Dr. William Gielincki can help you out with a smile makeover. We know that your concern might not just be missing teeth; it could be crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, stained teeth, alignment problems, chipped teeth, teeth grinding and a variety of other problems. Here are some common solutions for your smile makeover. Dental Implants Dental implants consist of a titanium post that is inserted into the jawbone and capped off with a crown that resembles your natural teeth. These can be used to replace a single missing tooth, to support dentures or bridges, and to lower the risk of jawbone deterioration. Crowns and Bridges Crowns and bridges are the next step up from a filling. When there is not enough tooth left to replace a large filling, we can cover it with a crown. Crowns are used to attach bridges and cover implants. They are commonly used following a root canal. Dentures Dentures are artificial teeth that are usually used when an individual has lost a significant portion of their teeth – basically all of the upper teeth, lower teeth or both. Traditional dentures often require using an adhesive strip or bonding paste to help keep them in place. For a more secure fit, replacement teeth can be placed on implants, such as with the All-On-4 ® procedure. Other Oral Devices and Treatment We have a variety of other devices and treatments we can use to help you, such as mouth guards to help reduce damage caused by grinding teeth at night and whitening treatment to get rid of yellow stains. We can also reshape teeth and repair chips and rough spots. Call our office today to schedule a cosmetic smile makeover consultation with Dr. Gielincki.