If you are missing teeth, Owings Mills, MD dentist Dr. Ed Lazer offers many replacement options. With advances in modern dentistry, replacement teeth are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. More treatment options mean better choices for patients looking for a solution that fits their health needs, aesthetic goals and budget.
Whether you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth, Dr. Lazer has a solution for you. Your primary options are: dental bridges, dental implants and dentures. Each type of treatment has its own advantages. In addition to treating missing teeth, our office provides solutions for a number of common dental concerns.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Missing teeth can lead to secondary oral health complications which is why it’s so important to replace them. You should treat missing teeth as quickly as possible.
Once you lose a tooth, the bone underneath begins to decay. Tooth replacement options can become more and more difficult while potentially affecting other teeth. Your jaw bone will continue to decay until you get treatment. Patients with missing teeth are also more susceptible to gum disease, tooth decay and additional tooth loss.
Aside from the oral health reasons, having missing teeth can also affect your mental health. Gaps in your smile can affect your self-confidence and quality of life. So why not replace your missing teeth today? Stop worrying about your imperfect smile and let Dr. Lazer and Dr. Doroshenko help you.
Missing Teeth Replacement Options
Our dentists are two of the area’s leading cosmetic and restorative dentists that will help you choose which treatment is right for you. We will first perform a comprehensive evaluation of your oral health at our Owings Mills, MD cosmetic dentistry office. Our dentists will diagnose your specific condition, then make recommendations that will give you the best long term results.
A dental implant is a more permanent solution for missing teeth with a success rate of over 95%. Dental implants are virtually identical to your natural teeth. The implant actually replaces the root of the tooth and fully integrates with the bone.
The dental implant procedure is generally the most expensive replacement option. But patients with dental implants don’t need routine maintenance or have additional costs. However, not all patients qualify for dental implants. You should be healthy and have sufficient bone structure to support the implant.
Dentures And Partial Dentures
We can use a traditional denture when a patient is missing all their upper or lower teeth. Dentures and partials are a effective and tried-and true solution for missing teeth. Today’s dentures look and feel more like natural teeth than ever before.
With advances in technology, we can also secure dentures to your mouth using dental implants. The procedure will offer better retention and long-term benefits versus traditional removable dentures. An implant denture is more expensive than a removable denture. But offers patients a higher quality of life and level of comfort.
A dental bridge is an affordable treatment option for replacing missing teeth. We can use a bridge to replace one or more missing teeth. The bridge can be either removable (flipper teeth) or fixed. The dentist either uses dental crowns or permanent and long-lasting dental implants to anchor a fixed bridge in place.
We also perform tooth extractions in our Owings Mills dental practice when necessary for your long-term dental health. Dr. Doroshenko, a specialist in Periodontics and Implantology, can skillfully and painlessly remove your teeth. He can replace a single tooth using a dental implant or other life-like restoration.
Schedule a Dental Exam & Consultation Today
You should not have to suffer from the emotional or physical pain that comes with severely decayed, damaged or missing teeth. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lazer to learn more about replacing missing teeth and which options are best for you. We offer many treatments for missing teeth in Owings Mills, MD and Baltimore, MD.
You can find our Owings Mills, MD dentist office on the outskirts of Baltimore City. Call us at (410) 697-6290 or request a consultation online today.