Are you missing multiple teeth? Maybe you have lost an upper or lower arch of teeth. Dr. Ned Greenberg can restore your smile using dentures in Middle River, Maryland. Full or partial dentures help revitalize patient’s smiles and help improve the balance of their bite. But why should you replace your missing teeth, and what are your options for denture treatment? Learn more about the benefits of restoring lost teeth as well as full and partial dentures below:
Replacing Missing Teeth
Gum recession can be caused by trauma, gum disease, aggressive brushing, or a genetic predisposition. Teeth can be knocked out or may need to be extracted as a result of tooth decay. It is important to replace missing teeth as soon as possible in order to prevent problems like gum disease and tooth decay. Even one missing tooth can cause remaining natural teeth to shift and overcrowd. It is difficult to clean between crooked and overcrowded teeth, which are breeding grounds for plaque and harmful bacteria.
Dentures and Partials
Before choosing a treatment, Dr. Greenberg will assess your teeth and gums and discuss your budget and goals. Depending on this assessment, he will recommend partial or full dentures. Learn the differences between full dentures and partial dentures secured by implants below:
Full Dentures: This type of denture is best supported by and attached to dental implants for a more secure restoration. Dental implants are usually placed in the front of the jaw and then the supporting bar that makes up the denture is inserted. Compared to removable dentures, full implant-secured dentures are a longer-lasting treatment.
Partial Dentures: Partial dentures can replace multiple consecutive missing teeth. Also known as fixed dental bridges, partial dentures consist of replacement teeth that are attached to a plastic base with a metal framework. When secured with implants, partial dentures are able to replace teeth at the root and provide a more balanced bite.
Contact Our Middle River Dentist Office Today
Restore multiple teeth or whole arches of teeth at the root with implant-secured dentures. Call Dr. Greenberg at 410.686.4646 or schedule a dental exam with him on our website.