If you are missing one or more teeth and want to renew your health and self-confidence, try restorative dental care at Baltimore Family Dentistry: Ned Greenberg, DDS.
Replacing missing teeth not only improves the aesthetics of your smile but also benefits your future oral health. If there is even one gap in your smile, the remaining natural teeth can shift and overcrowd each other. Overcrowded and misaligned teeth are difficult to clean. Plaque can build up in areas that are hard to reach. Plaque irritates the gums and eats away at the enamel. Patients with missing teeth are more prone to developing tooth decay and gum disease.
Dr. Ned Greenberg offers treatments to restore missing teeth. Having these durable solutions restores your bite to full function. If patients are missing multiple teeth, this affects how they bite and chew. Replacing teeth at the root will revitalize the form and function of your smile.
Treating Missing Teeth
Dr. Greenberg provides multiple cosmetic dentistry and restorative treatment options that can improve the health and aesthetics of your teeth and gums. Learn more about each of these solutions below.
Dental Implants: This treatment option is made of titanium implant posts that integrate with bone tissue in the jaw after implantation. Following a healing period of 3 to 6 months, the posts are capped off with an abutment and dental crown. Implants replace teeth at the root and can be used to replace a single missing tooth or secure bridges and dentures.
Dental Bridges: If you are missing multiple consecutive teeth, you may benefit from dental bridges. Dental bridges are made up of prosthetic or natural teeth that support a pontic, or false tooth. This solution “bridges the gap” between teeth and can use dental implants for added security.
Dentures: Patients with full arches of missing teeth are best suited for treatment with dentures. Traditional dentures are removable, but they come with many disadvantages including dietary restrictions and messy adhesives. Dentures are more stable when secured with dental implants since they are made from durable titanium posts inserted at the root.
Missing teeth are a common dental concern that can be fixed with comfortable solutions that blend in with natural teeth. Call Dr. Greenberg’s office today at 410.686.4646 if you want to replace one or more missing teeth. You may also request a dental exam with Dr. Greenberg online.