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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Cosmetic Dentistry

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At North Tampa Dentistry, our goal is to engage our patients to be active in their oral healthcare—starting with preventive procedures like routine dental checkups and exams so that we can identify and diagnose dental issues before they become serious.

Dr. Bellegarrigue and our entire dental team believe that patient education is critical in keeping your smile healthy. We will always take the time to answer any questions or concerns and are happy to further patient interest in oral health. Patients who are engaged in their dental health are more likely to be invested in routine care. 

Many of the questions we frequently hear are listed below, but we know patients may have further questions. If so, please don't hesitate to contact us at  (813) 968-5368 or email us using our convenient online contact form.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Almost anybody can be a good candidate for dental implants as a permanent tooth restoration procedure. 

If you have one or more missing teeth in Tampa, FL, dental implants may be the perfect answer for you. Utilizing thin, biocompatible titanium posts that anchor to your jaw bone and replace your tooth root, dental implants look natural and blend into your smile. 

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants? dental implant in a teeth mold

Using digital x-rays, Dr. Bellegarrigue can determine the jaw bone density necessary for supporting a dental implant. If there is prevalent bone loss, Dr. Bellegarrigue may recommend bone grafting therapy to support the dental implant. We will go through all your oral options during your dental appointment to help you make an informed decision regarding your dental health and tooth function. 

Not everyone is a candidate for every dental procedure, Dr. Bellegarrigue will take into account your oral health history, your current dental needs, and your smile goals before making any recommendations. In some cases, preoperative dental work may be needed to set the stage for permanent change. 

Schedule Your Dental Implant Consultation!

If you are missing one or more teeth in North Tampa and Carrollwood, give us a call to arrange a dental implant consultation to determine your candidacy. Call our Tampa, FL dental office today to arrange an appointment with Dr. Bellegarrigue. 

You don't have to go through life with a missing tooth, it can impact your diet, the way you speak, how you look, and how you feel about yourself. Let us improve your quality of life.

Once a tooth starts to give you sensations like this there is nerve damage present. As long as there is enough tooth structure to work with it can be saved by undergoing two treatments. First a root canal is done to remove nerve tissue from the tooth so it no longer hurts and second is a crown procedure to restore the tooth back to full function. Tooth aches in Tampa is our business, we can help!

Sometimes Yes and sometimes No. If the broken portion of the tooth is small and there is minimal decay in it then it can usually be repaired with a simple filling. But if the broken portion is medium to large in size with deeper decay then a filling is insufficient to repair the tooth. A crown is usually needed to properly fix the tooth to restore full function. If you need a Dentist in Tampa give us a call and let us help you out.

Having a missing tooth not only changes the way you look, but it can also change the shape of your jawline. A gap in your smile can cause surrounding teeth to shift towards the empty space, leading to bone deterioration and a change in your facial appearance.  

Restoring your missing tooth prevents dental issues and allows you to enjoy your favorite foods and speak with clarity. If you currently hide your smile because of a missing tooth, we can provide the dental procedures to restore your confidence and quality of life. 

Restoring a Missing Tooth older woman smiling

At North Tampa Dentistry, our tooth replacement procedures include:

Full and partial dentures are excellent tooth replacement options for many patients in Tampa, FL. Due to improvements in dental technology and materials, modern dentures are natural-looking and more comfortable than dentures made decades ago. 

Dental implants are considered the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants replace the full tooth, including the root, which stimulates bone growth and prevents your teeth from shifting.  With proper care and maintenance, Carrollwood patients can enjoy their dental implants for a lifetime. 

Dental bridges are a perfect solution if you are missing one or multiple teeth. Bridges utilize neighboring teeth to "bridge" the dental restoration in the gap. Many patients enjoy how natural-looking and comfortable this dental prosthetic is. 

Tooth Replacement in North Tampa, FL

If you are missing teeth, you don't have to resign yourself to always having an incomplete smile. Contact North Tampa Dentistry in 33618 so that Dr. Bellegarrigue can restore your beautiful smile. 

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