Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Replacing a missing tooth isn’t just about restoring the esthetics of your smile. Once a tooth is lost, it sets off a chain reaction in the mouth. Bone, that once supported the tooth, begins to deteriorate. Neighboring teeth will shift into the open space. As time goes by, these problems only worsen, making replacement options more difficult and expensive.
Lee, Bonfiglio, Vesely & Associates can effectively replace lost teeth without the need to visit multiple specialists, or dentist offices. Learn about your tooth replacement options below.
Annapolis Dentist For Treatment of Missing Teeth
Few dentists in Annapolis are able to offer the same level of care and range of options for missing teeth that you can expect from Lee, Bonfiglio, Vesely & Associates. We have an on-site, state-of-the-art dental laboratory in our Annapolis office to provide quick and precise dental restorations including the fabrication of crowns to restore dental implants, dental bridges and cosmetic dentures.
Our dentists are highly trained and experienced in implant dentistry. We work with a local oral surgeon for the placement of implants and complete the restoration in our Annapolis dental office using high quality materials.
What Are My Options For Missing Teeth?
There are a variety of options available for replacing missing teeth. Your dentist will perform a comprehensive evaluation to diagnose your specific condition and make recommendations for the best long term results. Our goal is to restore your smile to its natural function with optimal health and esthetics.
One of the best solutions for a missing tooth is a dental implant. An affordable dental implant is the most tooth-like restoration and replaces the actual root of the missing tooth. Dental implants have a success rate of higher than 95% and they are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
The cost of dental implants is one of the biggest concerns patients have. While dental implants do tend to be more expensive initially, than alternative treatments, they require the least amount of dental work in the future. While no type of dental restoration is 100% guaranteed, patients with dental implants often need very little maintenance or require additional costs.
Dentures and Partial Dentures
Dentures have been used for centuries to replace missing teeth. Today’s dentures look and feel more natural than ever before. In our Annapolis dental office, we also offer implant-supported dentures, often called “All-on-4” or “Teeth-in-a-Day”.
This type of denture requires as few as four dental implants to permanently fix an upper or lower denture. Implant dentures offer better retention and long term benefits compared to traditional removable dentures.
A dental bridge can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Our dentists offer several types of dental bridges to fit your needs, cosmetic goals and budget.
Missing Teeth FAQs
What is the most affordable way to replace missing teeth?
Dental implants are a bridge that dentists place in the jawbone to replace a missing tooth. The least expensive approach to repair damaged, decayed, or decaying teeth is with a dental implant. This method for replacing teeth is also extremely durable due to the sturdy foundation that your tooth replacement is on.
Is a dental implant painful?
The nerves surrounding the dental implant site will be numbed by local anesthetic. You shouldn’t experience any discomfort during the dental implant operation thanks to anesthetic. While pressure could occasionally feel uncomfortable, it should not hurt. After the procedure, you may experience some minor discomfort, but this should only last for a few days.
Can one missing tooth change your face?
The shape of your face will change if you have one or more missing teeth. Your remaining teeth will shift to fill up the gap themselves the longer you wait to replace your lost teeth. Missing teeth alters jaw alignment, which can alter the appearance of your facial features, especially those around your jaw, cheeks, and smile.
What happens if a missing tooth isn’t replaced?
If a missing tooth is left untreated for too long, the neighboring teeth may gradually move to the point where crowding issues arise. When teeth emerge into the space left by a missing tooth, they shift out of alignment, which may result in uncomfortable pressure and crowded space between the teeth and gums.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Annapolis Dentists
Don’t hide your smile because of missing teeth. Find out what your teeth replacement options are with a consultation and dental exam. Schedule a consultation with Lee, Bonfiglio, Vesely & Associates to learn more about replacing missing teeth and which options are best for you. Call (410) 989-8298 or request an appointment online.