Whether you are missing teeth because of an injury or accident, gum disease, tooth decay, or age, you’ve come to the right place. We provide comprehensive diagnostics and treatment for replacing one or more lost teeth.
Tooth loss creates a range of problems for patients from emotional and social concerns to sometimes serious medical conditions. Replacing missing teeth is not only for aesthetic reasons, but can prevent other teeth from shifting and stop the progression of bone loss.
Cosmetic & Advanced Dentistry is home to two of the area’s leading cosmetic and restorative dentists, Dr. Ed Lazer and Dr. Andrey Doroshenko. Together, our dentists provide treatment options for missing teeth including: dental bridges, dental implants, and dentures.
Missing Teeth Treatment Options in Baltimore
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 are the most lifelike replacements for missing teeth. They are a permanent solution for tooth loss, with a success rate of more than 95%. Dental implants are virtually indistinguishable from your real teeth. We offer all types of dental implants from a 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 allow us to provide complete treatment for dental implants. From surgical placement to final repair, right here in our comfortable office.
Dentures And Partial Dentures
Dentures 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 office including “immediate dentures”, implant-supported dentures, and no-metal partial dentures.
We 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, which is permanent and extremely long lasting.
We also perform tooth extractions in our Baltimore dentist office when considered necessary for your long-term dental health. Dr. Doroshenko, a specialist in Prosthodontics and Implantology, can skillfully and painlessly remove teeth. Also, he can replace them using dental implants or other life-like restorations.
Missing Teeth FAQs
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 not only changes 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 a patient’s bite, impacting the shape of their face. In most cases patients jawbones appear smaller or their bottom teeth push forward. You could also experience problems with the alignment of your teeth, chewing ability, and speech. If you are missing a front tooth or molar, you may be at an increased risk for health issues like gum disease.
Do missing teeth cause wrinkles?
Missing teeth can cause jaw ascension and premature facial sagging. This can create 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.
What is my most common option if I have missing teeth?
If you are missing teeth the most common option is dental implants. 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 troubles pronouncing certain sounds, specifically if a sound requires the tongue touching a tooth that is missing.
Do missing teeth shorten your life?
The answer to this question is difficult to pin down. There are many factors that 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 about one year per lost tooth. It is important to maintain your teeth and oral hygiene in order to maintain good overall health.
Can stress cause your teeth to fall out?
Inflammation of the gums can occur as a result of the immune system’s response to chronic stress. Chronic stress can cause damage to your gums. In turn, this can loosen your teeth’s roots and harm the underlying bone, which leads 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 to learn more about replacing missing teeth and which options are best for you.
We offer many treatments for missing teeth in Baltimore, MD and all of Baltimore County. We welcome patients from Baltimore county and surrounding communities. Call us at (410) 697-6290, or request a consultation online.