Missing Teeth Baltimore, MD

No matter your reason for tooth loss, from an injury, accident, gum disease, tooth decay, or age, we can help. Our dental office provides diagnostics and treatment for replacing one or more lost teeth. Missing teeth is one of the common dental concerns we treat every day at Cosmetic and Advanced Dentistry in Owings Mills and Baltimore County, Maryland.

Cosmetic & Advanced Dentistry is home to two of the area’s leading cosmetic and restorative dentists. Dr. Ed Lazer and Dr. Andrey Doroshenko provide treatment options for missing teeth in Baltimore, MD. These restorative treatments include dental bridges, dental implants, and dentures.

Tooth loss creates many problems for patients. Gaps in the smile can lead to embarrassment around others. Sometimes, tooth loss can create serious medical conditions. Replacing missing teeth is not only for aesthetic reasons but can prevent other teeth from shifting. Restoring lost teeth can also stop the progression of bone loss.

Missing Teeth in Baltimore MD

Missing Teeth Treatment Options in Baltimore, MD

There are many restorative dentistry options available for replacing missing teeth. Our dentists will perform a comprehensive evaluation to diagnose your specific condition and make recommendations for the best long-term results.

Dental Implants

Tooth implants are the most lifelike replacements for missing teeth. Implants are a permanent solution for tooth loss, with a more than 95% success rate. Dental implants are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. We offer all types of dental implants, from single-tooth implants to implant-secured dentures.

Our Baltimore dentist office is home to Dr. Roham Rafat, a specialist in Periodontics and Implantology. His expertise, combined with Dr. Lazer’s background in cosmetic dentistry, allows us to provide complete treatment for dental implants. You can receive complete implant services from surgical placement to final repair in our comfortable office.

Dentures And Partial Dentures

Complete and partial dentures are an effective solution for missing teeth. Used for centuries to replace missing teeth, today’s dentures look and feel more like natural teeth than ever before. We offer a variety of dentures in our Baltimore dentist’s office, including “immediate dentures,” implant-supported dentures, and no-metal partial dentures. These dentures can help you restore multiple missing teeth or all of the teeth in your mouth.

Dental Bridges

Our office can use dental bridges to replace one or more missing teeth. There are many types of dental bridges available. Our most popular option is the implant-secured dental bridge. Implants provide stability to ensure bridges last.

We do not need to prepare natural teeth for bridge treatment when we provide implant-secured bridges. Traditional bridges use support from prepared natural teeth on either side of the tooth gap. Alternatively, we can use dental implants to support a bridge.

Tooth Extractions

We also perform tooth extractions in our Baltimore dentist’s office. We will only perform extractions when necessary for your long-term dental health. Sometimes, we recommend extractions if patients have infected, impacted, or highly damaged teeth.

Dr. Doroshenko, a specialist in Prosthodontics and Implantology, can skillfully and painlessly remove teeth. Also, he can replace them using dental implants or other lifelike restorations.

Missing Teeth FAQs

Do you have additional questions about tooth loss and the restorative treatments we offer in our office? Read answers to these commonly asked questions:

What happens if I do not replace my missing teeth?

If you do not replace missing teeth, your bite is much more likely to shift and create gaps in your smile. It can also cause overcrowding in areas. This changes not only the appearance of a patient’s bite but also the functionality.

Does losing back teeth change your face?

The loss of back teeth can alter the shape of your bite. Tooth loss can also impact the shape of your face. Sometimes, your jawbone can appear smaller, or your bottom teeth push forward after you lose permanent teeth. Missing teeth often lead to a shortened or hollow face shape.

Do missing teeth cause wrinkles?

Missing teeth can cause jaw ascension and premature facial sagging. This can create an overlap of skin and wrinkles in a patient’s face. Your jawbone and teeth play an important role in your facial structure. Because of this, losing teeth means you lose support in your jaw for muscles that help keep your face from sagging.

When you lose support from a tooth, the jaw bone can shrink. Over time, it may seem like you’re aging faster because of tooth loss.

What is my most common option if I have missing teeth?

Dental implants are the most common treatment option to replace your teeth. An implant will feel and look like your regular tooth. We can use them to fix individual missing teeth or many lost teeth.

Can a missing tooth cause speech problems?

Missing teeth can cause speech issues. It may cause trouble pronouncing certain sounds, specifically if a sound requires the tongue to touch a tooth that is missing. You can find it hard to pronounce “th” and “ch” sounds if you have one or more missing teeth.

Do missing teeth shorten your life?

The answer to this question is difficult to pin down. Many factors come into play, including genetics and lifestyle choices, which can affect your health and the length of your life. In general, untreated, missing teeth have the potential to shorten your life by about one year per lost tooth. Good oral hygiene will help maintain good overall health.

Can stress cause your teeth to fall out?

Gum inflammation can occur due to the immune system’s response to chronic stress. Chronic stress can cause damage to your gums. Left untreated, gum inflammation can loosen your tooth roots. Ultimately, gum disease can harm the underlying bone, leading to tooth loss.

Schedule a Dental Exam & Consultation

You shouldn’t have to suffer from the emotional or physical pain that comes with severely decayed, damaged, or missing teeth. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Doroshenko and our dentists in Baltimore, MD. Learn about replacing missing teeth and which options are best for you.

We offer many treatments for missing teeth in Baltimore, MD. Our office welcomes patients from Baltimore County and surrounding communities. Call Cosmetic and Advanced Dentistry for a dental appointment at (410) 697-6290. You can also request a consultation in our office online.