Missing one or more teeth can not only affect the aesthetics of your smile but also your long-term oral health. Even if you have lost one tooth, the remaining natural teeth can shift and overcrowd to fill the gap. It is difficult to clean between crooked and overcrowded teeth, which means it is easy for plaque to build up. People with missing teeth have a higher chance of developing gum disease and tooth decay. Seeking treatment as soon as possible it better for your oral health and will limit the damage. Failing to replace your teeth can:
- Impact your self-esteem
- Alter your speech
- Make it difficult to chew food
- Cause surrounding teeth to shift towards the gaps
- Increase your risk of gum disease and tooth decay
- Lead to bone loss in the jaw
- Alter your bite
- Simply decrease your overall quality of life
Replacing missing teeth not only prevents tooth and gum infection but also helps to restore full bite function. Dr. Keith Boenning and Nathan Dancykier offer restorative dental treatments for dental concerns like missing teeth. Our treatments will blend in with your natural smile and will be made to last. Our dentists provide examinations and assess your smile to determine the right dental treatment for your specific needs. They also take oral health, budget, and dental history into account to create an efficient treatment plan.
Replacing Missing Teeth
Dr. Boenning and Dr. Dancykier help patients restore their smiles in Towson, MD. There are an array of options to choose from, depending on the needs of the patient.
One or more missing teeth can be replaced with tooth implants. Dental implants replace the teeth at the root and are a permanent solution for tooth loss. They are more durable than any other tooth replacement solution which allows them to function just like natural teeth. If you want long-lasting bridges or dentures, we can secure multiple prosthetic teeth with dental implants.
A dental bridge can replace one tooth or multiple consecutive missing teeth. A bridge is made up of prosthetic teeth that fused together in a row. You can choose to anchor your bridge with natural teeth or dental implants. Implants ensure that bridges last longer and do not need to be replaced as frequently as removable dental bridges. Using dental implants also means you will not need to damage any remaining, healthy teeth.
Full and Partial Dentures
Our dentists offer both partial and full dentures. We will suggest partial dentures if you are missing multiple teeth and have some healthy teeth remaining. A full denture will replace a whole row of missing teeth on the top or bottom arch (or both). We are also able to secure an arch of prosthetic teeth with four to six dental implants. Dentures combat facial sagging and restore the form and function of teeth. However, denture implants is the only solution to prevent bone loss in the jaw.
Contact Our Towson, MD Dental Office
Do you need to replace one or multiple missing teeth? Call 410.324.2294 or request a consultation with Dr. Boenning or Dr. Dancykier on our website today. We look forward to seeing you at your next dental appointment.