Replacing Missing Teeth – Annapolis, MD
Bring Back Your Winning Smile
Tooth loss is hardly about the aesthetics of your smile. For example, many people don’t see the need to replace missing teeth if the tooth they’ve lost is not visible. However, just because you can’t see your missing tooth does not mean it’s not causing irreparable harm to your oral structures, bone and soft tissue, and quality of life. Plus, tooth loss can affect your facial appearance, even if the gap in your smile isn’t visible. To get started replacing missing teeth in Annapolis, MD, give our dental office a call!
Why Choose Neil W Vanik, DDS PA for Replacing Missing Teeth?
- Dental Implant-Retained Restorations Available
- Tekscan Occlusal Analysis System Utilized
- Calming and Relaxing Dental Office Environment
One of the most common methods for replacing teeth is traditional dental bridges. This restoration consists of a series of crowns that are fused together. The crown on either side of the restoration rests on top of existing teeth, while the crowns in between them fill the gap. In order to make room for the restoration, existing enamel needs to be slightly modified. With proper care, your dental bridges can easily last 15 years.
Dentures & Partials
Do you have extensive tooth loss? Are there multiple missing teeth on opposing sides of your mouth? One of the most affordable and comprehensive methods for replacing many teeth at a time is full and partial dentures. Both are made with safe, natural-looking and durable materials designed to last for many years. We’ll go over both options with you in greater detail to confirm exactly which restoration best meets your needs.
Unlike other forms of tooth replacement, dental implants are designed to replace the entire tooth structure. This includes the root, which is essential for creating a tooth replacement that feels natural from top to bottom. Compared to other forms of tooth replacement, it’s truly the longest lasting solution. However, treatment does require that you have sufficient bone volume and several months of healing after the placement procedure. This allows the implant to effectively heal and integrate with your existing oral structures.