If you are missing one or more teeth and want to renew your health and self-confidence, try restorative dental care. Replacing missing teeth in our office improves the aesthetics of your smile and 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 in Baltimore, MD. 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 in Baltimore, MD
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 Implant Services
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, we cap the posts with an abutment and dental crown. Implants replace teeth at the root. Additionally, we can use them to replace a single missing tooth or secure bridges and dentures.
Fixed Dental Bridges
Dental Bridges: If you are missing multiple consecutive teeth, you may benefit from dental bridges. Prosthetic or natural teeth anchor the dental bridge. It will support a pontic, or a 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 we permanently secure the durable titanium post that replaces the root.
Missing Teeth FAQs
Is it necessary to replace missing teeth?
We highly recommend replacing lost teeth because untreated missing teeth can cause a variety of health problems. Replacing missing teeth will help improve overall health and oral function. It also reduces the chances of future complications.
Can you put a crown where there is no tooth?
We can use dental crowns to replace a missing tooth; however, we first need to place a dental implant. We call this the single dental implant process. Then, our dentist will surgically implant a post in the empty socket and cap it with a dental crown.
Can a missing tooth cause problems?
Missing teeth can cause a variety of health issues. For example, they may cause teeth to shift and become misaligned. They may also cause gum disease, tooth decay, and eventually, more tooth loss.
Schedule a Dental Appointment
Missing teeth are a common dental concern that we can fix 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.