A full and healthy smile has several benefits. A complete smile allows you to speak well and chew your food effectively. If you have spaces in your smile, plaque and bacteria will have more places to accumulate and breed, which can lead to gum disease and tooth loss. Those spaces also give your remaining teeth room to shift out of alignment. Finally, a full smile can be a boost to your confidence, while missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious and look older than you truly are. If your smile is in need of repair, why not talk to our dentist, Dr. Gretchen Drees, about your options for restorative dentistry in Ashland, Virginia? Call 804-798-7388 today to learn more about these treatments: