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 office offers a personalized approach to restorative dentistry in Silver Spring.
We take the time with each patient to get to know them as an individual, and understand their oral health concerns and their unique dental needs. We help you achieve your dental goals for a healthy smile that will last a lifetime.
Replacing A Single Tooth
If you’re missing a single tooth and looking for ways to restore its appearance and function, there are a few options that Dr. Dechter and Dr. Moy can help you explore. Even “just one” missing tooth can lead to a range of complex dental problems, affecting the health and function of the bite over time. So it’s best to consult with our dentists to determine the best course of action for you. Replacing a lost tooth as soon as possible is important in order to maintain a healthy bite structure and avoid the development of other concerns.
The 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 the gap. Dental bridges consist of two crowns on either side of the gap and a prosthetic tooth that fits in between. This is a minimally invasive treatment that 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 and natural way of restoring a missing tooth.
Dr. Dechter or Dr. Moy will evaluate the condition of your smile and work with you to determine the most suitable option for your needs. In most cases, we will recommend the placement of a dental implant so that you can enjoy the benefits they offer for oral health, quality of life, and long-term overall well-being. 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
If you are missing a full arch or all of your teeth there are options for restoring the appearance and function of a natural-looking smile. Today’s patients enjoy tooth replacement options that are far superior in aesthetics, durability, materials, and comfort when compared to those used years ago.
From cosmetic dentures to implant-secured dentures, we can meet your needs and allow you to regain normal function when it comes to eating and speaking with confidence.
Dr. Dechter and Dr. Moy provide complete services for the placement of implant-supported 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 smile will fit and function like your natural teeth and enable you to enjoy your favorite foods. Implant-secured dentures are the most comfortable tooth replacement option and reduce the risk of gum disease and irritation of the soft tissues in the mouth.
If you have a denture or partial denture that no longer fits and slips while eating or speaking, we can work with you to place a new custom appliance using dental implants. Your new denture or partial will be permanent, stable, and feel like your natural smile.
To learn more about tooth replacement options, schedule an appointment to visit our Silver Spring office. We welcome new patients and serve many surrounding areas including Kensington, Rockville, and 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 an entire for one tooth. They are called single tooth dentures. Single tooth dentures are a popular choice by many patients because they can be matched to your exact tooth color, and they function like regular teeth.
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. It is in patients’ best interest to treat missing teeth to prevent future health issues.
Does missing teeth cause bad breath?
Missing teeth cause chronic bad breath in 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.