Do you have one or more missing teeth? Are your missing teeth impacting the way you speak and eat? At Horizon Family Dental Care, our dental professionals provide restorative dental treatments for missing teeth in Baltimore, MD. It is important to replace missing teeth to prevent problems like overcrowding and tooth decay. Even if a patient just has one single missing tooth, the remaining natural teeth can shift over time and lead to overcrowded and crooked teeth. Patients who have already lost teeth to gum disease or tooth decay are at risk of missing more teeth. Please contact us if you have lost one or multiple teeth so we can help.
Restorative Options for Lost Teeth
There are a variety of options for patients with missing teeth, including:
- Dental Implants: We recommend single dental implants for patients with one or several lost teeth. Multiple dental implants can also secure dental bridges or dentures in the mouth. Implants are made of strong titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the mouth. Over a healing period of several months, the implant posts fuse with the jawbone underneath the gum tissue. Because dental implants are stable, they offer a great foundation for other dental prosthetics.
- Dental Bridges: A dental bridge is a prosthetic made up of multiple teeth. Dental bridges actually “bridge the gap” between natural teeth left by lost teeth. Traditional dental bridges can be secured by adjacent natural teeth covered by dental crowns. For a more permanent restoration, dental implants can be used to anchor a dental bridge.
- Full and Partial Dentures: Dentures can be full or partial, which means they can replace full arches of teeth or rows of teeth. Removable traditional dentures and even snap-on dentures can irritate the palate and shift around when eating or speaking. Dental implants can be used to secure dentures and stabilize the bite.
Restore Your Smile Today
Do you want to fill the gaps in your smile? Call Horizon Family Dental Care at 555-555-5555. You can also schedule a dental consultation with our team on our website. Our office serves patients from Baltimore, Clinton, Hanover, and La Plata.