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Missing Teeth Silver Spring, MD

Do you feel embarrassed about your smile because of missing teeth? Have lost teeth compromised your quality of life? Dr. Dechter and Dr. Moy can replace your missing teeth with a range of treatment options. We will give you back a smile that is beautiful, natural-looking, and functional so that you can enjoy living life to the fullest.

Our Silver Spring dental office offers a personalized approach to restorative dentistry. We take the time with each patient to get to know them as an individual. Our dentists want to fully understand your oral health concerns and their unique dental needs. We will help you achieve your dental goals for a healthy mouth that will last a lifetime.

Replacing A Single Tooth

We have options that our dentists can help you explore if you’re looking for ways to restore a missing single tooth. Even just one missing tooth can lead to a range of complex dental problems, affecting the health and function of your bite over time. So it’s best to consult with our dentists to determine the best course of action for you.

Quickly replacing a lost tooth is important to maintain a healthy bite and avoid developing other issues. The missing teeth treatment option that will be most suitable for you depends on the condition of your mouth.

In some cases, we can use a dental bridge to fill in the gap. Dental bridges consist of two crowns on either side of the gap and a prosthetic tooth that fits in between. The bridge treatment utilizes the healthy adjacent teeth to provide a secure bond for the prosthetic tooth.

Your dentist may also recommend a removable partial denture to replace your missing tooth. Removable partial dentures are prostheses attached to a metal frame. The appliance will sit on adjacent healthy teeth and provide a secure base for the prosthetic tooth.

If a dental bridge or denture isn’t the best fit, we may recommend an implant-supported crown. A dental implant is a titanium post that we insert into the jawbone to use as an anchor for the new crown. The process of placing an implant is a bit long, but it provides a much more secure way of restoring a missing tooth.

Dr. Dechter or Dr. Moy will evaluate the condition of your mouth to determine the most suitable option. In most cases, we will recommend the placement of a dental implant so that you can enjoy the oral health benefits they offer. We won’t recommend unnecessary treatments, and work with you to provide dental services not covered by insurance at an affordable price.

Replacing A Full Arch of Teeth

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We have options if you are missing a full arch or all your teeth. Today’s patients enjoy tooth replacement options that are far superior in aesthetics, durability, materials, and comfort. From cosmetic dentures to implant-secured dentures, we can meet your needs with modern dentistry. Our treatments will allow you to regain normal function when eating and speaking with confidence.

Dr. Dechter and Dr. Moy provide complete services for the placement of implant-supported dentures. We can provide All-on-four implant dentures. Our office uses advanced digital diagnostics to evaluate the condition of your dental health and oral structure. We will use this information to create a precise treatment plan for more predictable results.

Your new teeth will fit and function like natural teeth, and enable you to enjoy your favorite foods. Implant-secured dentures are the most comfortable tooth replacement option for patients missing all their teeth. All-on-four dentures reduce the risk of gum disease and irritation of the soft tissues in the mouth.

Do You Have Slipping Dentures?

Dr. Dechter and Dr. Moy can help you with a denture or partial denture that no longer fits and slips while eating or speaking. We can repair your denture or work with you to place a new custom appliance using dental implants. Your new denture or partial denture will be permanent, stable, and feel like natural teeth.

To learn more about tooth replacement options, schedule an appointment to visit our Silver Spring dental practice. We welcome new patients and serve many surrounding areas including Kensington, Rockville, and North Bethesda.

Missing Teeth FAQs

Can missing teeth cause problems?

Missing teeth left untreated can cause an array of health problems for patients. These may include an increased risk of infection, which can progress and worsen over time. Missing teeth may also make it difficult to speak clearly, and chew your food.

Can I get a denture for one tooth?

You can get a partial denture for one tooth, but we recommend a fixed bridge. A partial denture, or single tooth dentures, are a popular choice by many patients. We can match them to your exact tooth color, and place them in about two-to-three visits.

Does losing back teeth change your face?

The loss of back teeth can change the appearance of a person. The loss of teeth is a loss of bone structure. This can cause facial sagging, and the shape of one’s face to change. This can cause one’s face to be uneven, and the appearance of your face to change.

How do missing teeth affect your health?

Missing teeth affect your health by putting patients at an increased risk for gum disease, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Your best interest is to treat missing teeth to prevent future health issues.

Does missing teeth cause bad breath?

Missing teeth can cause chronic bad breath for patients. Missing teeth make it difficult to maintain oral health and clean surrounding teeth. This increases a patient’s chance of developing gum disease. It also may cause plaque to get trapped creating a foul odor in the mouth.

Contact Dechter and Moy Dentistry for all your denture needs. We are a comprehensive dental boutique specializing in dental prosthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. Give us a call at (301) 508-9755 or request an appointment online.