2486 Pruden Blvd. Suffolk, VA 23434

Current Patients 757.539.3021

New Patients 757.982.8467

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Dental Services Suffolk VA

At Gwaltney Dental, we provide dental services for the whole family. As a local family dental practice in Suffolk, VA, we treat patients of all ages with compassion and care. We can provide personalized care by using the latest in dental technology and techniques.

We take a patient-focused approach to dentistry so we can meet the needs of all of our patients in a more personalized manner. Our goal is to help patients maintain the health and comfort of their smiles and address dental problems as soon as possible.

We also offer experienced dental care for smile makeovers and restorative needs, including missing teeth.

Dental Care in Suffolk, Virginia

Dental Services at Gwaltney Dental

Our wide array of dental services in our Suffolk, VA office helps restore the function and aesthetics of patients’ smiles. Our dental treatments improve the look of the teeth and gums while preventing further oral health issues.

Cosmetic Dentistry Services

Cosmetic dentistry services improve the look and feel of your smile. Learn about the types of cosmetic dental treatments we offer:

  • Invisalign: Clear Invisalign aligners reposition teeth and benefit patients with moderate orthodontic concerns.
  • Porcelain Veneers: Fix discolored and damaged teeth with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are translucent porcelain ceramic shells we bond to teeth.
  • Dental Bonding: Similar to veneers, dental bonding covers and protects teeth with cosmetic imperfections. Tooth bonding is a more economical alternative to porcelain veneers, although it is not as permanent.
  • Teeth Whitening: Our Zoom! teeth whitening treatment can brighten teeth up to 8 shades. Teeth whitening treatment not only improves the look of the teeth but can motivate patients to maintain their results.

General Dentistry Services

General dentistry treatments offer preventative care using modern methods. Learn more about our general dentistry services below:

  • Sports Mouthguard: Wearing a custom mouthguard when playing sports help to protect from chips, cracks, and lost teeth.
  • Emergency Dentistry: If you have a toothache, lost tooth, or broken restoration, call our office for immediate treatment.
  • Family Dentistry: As a family of dentists, we understand how important it is for all of your family members to receive dental treatment.
  • Sedation Dentistry Options: Dental sedation makes it easy for anxious patients to receive the necessary care. Under sedation, patients feel calm and relaxed. They may even fall asleep during their procedure.
  • Tooth Extractions: Diseased teeth, wisdom teeth, and overcrowded teeth may need to be removed if they are causing pain or spreading infection. We can make the tooth extraction procedure comfortable for all patients and will provide detailed instructions for post-op care.

Restorative Dentistry Services

Our restorative dentistry treatments revitalize the structure and function of the teeth and gums. Below are the restorative dentistry services at our office:

  • Dental Implants: Dental implants are versatile tooth replacement solutions to restore one or more teeth. Dental bridges and dentures can be supported by implants for a longer-lasting result.
  • Dental Bridge: Traditional dental bridges are removable prosthetic teeth supported by natural teeth. Dental bridges can also be fixed when secured with dental implants.
  • Dental Crown: Dental crowns cap off dental implants or protect weakened and damaged teeth. They can also help restore the form of the bite. We use CEREC technology so our patients can receive dental crowns in just one office visit.
  • Dentures: Patients with rows of missing teeth and even full arches of lost teeth can easily restore their smile with dentures. Just like dental bridges, we can secure a denture with implants.
  • Gum Disease Treatment: Periodontitis, or gum disease, is a serious bacterial infection that affects the entire tooth and gum structure.
  • Sleep Apnea Options: Obstructive sleep apnea is marked by symptoms such as snoring, insomnia, and irritability during the day. Sleep apnea occurs when the tissues in the back of the mouth collapse, obstructing the airway. Night guards treat mild to moderate sleep apnea and are much more comfortable than bulky CPAP machines.
  • TMJ Treatment: Temporomandibular joint disorders cause jaw and facial pain as well as teeth clenching and grinding. You wear oral appliances at night to stop worn teeth and pain caused by TMD.

Frequently Asked Questions

How quickly do clear aligners work?

Clear aligners can start showing results in 6-18 months. The treatment time, however, can vary from patient to patient. The exact duration usually depends on the complexity of your case and how consistently you wear the aligners. Clear aligners are often faster than traditional braces. However, they require diligent wear and staying on schedule to achieve the best results.

Do people with veneers still get cavities?

Yes, you can still get cavities on teeth with veneers. They do not stop or prevent tooth decay. The tooth structure underneath and around the edges of veneers can still get cavities. As a result, it’s important to brush and floss regularly and visit your dentist for check-ups.

What happens if you wait too long to go to the dentist?

Waiting too long to go to the dentist can lead to oral problems you could have avoided. Small cavities your dentist could have easily filled can grow into big ones. As a result, you might require a root canal or even a tooth extraction. Furthermore, gum disease can progress from mild gingivitis to advanced periodontal disease, destroying the bones supporting your teeth. Ignoring dental problems can also result in pain, infections, and more complex treatments later. These treatments can be more costly and time-consuming.

Can I wear a mouthguard if I have a dental bridge?

Yes, you can wear a mouthguard if you have a dental bridge. In fact, wearing a mouthguard can help protect your dental bridge from damage during activities like sports. Mouthguards can also protect bridges in patients who grind their teeth.

Does gum disease go away when teeth are removed? 

Gum disease does not go away when the dentist removes teeth. Removing teeth affected by gum disease can alleviate some symptoms. However, it doesn’t completely resolve the underlying gum disease. While tooth extraction may be necessary in severe cases of gum disease, it is not a cure for any underlying tooth infection.

Will I have to go without teeth while waiting for dentures?

Not necessarily. While waiting for your permanent dentures, your dentist can provide immediate or temporary dentures. The temporary dentures allow you to have functional teeth right after extractions. As a result, you won’t have to go without teeth. Dentists can also place immediate dentures on the same day as the extractions.

Call Our Suffolk, VA Dental Office

Contact Gwaltney Dental for comprehensive and comfortable dental treatment. Request a consultation with our team online or call us today at 757.982.8467.