Tooth loss makes you feel self-conscious when you smile and prevents you from really enjoying your favorite meals. However, missing teeth is about more than just aesthetics and inconvenience. Missing teeth can have a detrimental impact on your oral health.
At Naylors Court Dental Partners, we offer a variety of tooth replacement options to help you restore your smile, enjoy your meals, and achieve better oral health.
How Tooth Loss Influences Oral Health
If you have missing teeth, this allows your remaining teeth to migrate toward these roomy openings. When this happens, your bite is not aligned, which often means enamel, cavities, infections, and even future loss of these teeth.
Additionally, missing teeth can lead to jawbone deterioration. Jawbone health helps prevent a sunken and aged appearance in the lower face region.
Tooth Replacement Options
Your dentist in Pikesville offers:
Dentures mean an arch of restoration teeth on an appliance. Our dentures fit your mouth and complement your smile because our dentist makes sure the fit, aesthetic, and function are customized with you in mind.
Full dentures stand in for complete tooth loss, and partials fill in only your smile gaps.
A dental bridge is a restoration tooth or teeth between dental crowns. The crowns cover healthy teeth on either side of your smile gap. This allows the restoring teeth to stand in for what is missing.
Of these options, dental implants are the only choice if you want to restore your tooth and your root—restoring your root may help prevent bone loss in the jaw. A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root made of durable titanium. We crown this post with a restoring tooth, referred to as a dental crown. We can also use dental implants to support a denture or bridge.
Restore Your Smile with Your Pikesville Dentist
Remember, restoring your smile restores your confidence and your dietary freedom, but taking this step also contributes to better oral health. Contact Our dental team today to get started.