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. We offer a personalized approach to restorative dentistry in Silver Spring.
We take the time with each patient to get to know them as an individual, 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
Even “just one” missing tooth can lead to a range of complex dental problems, affecting the health and function of the bite over time. 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.
A single missing tooth can be replaced with a dental bridge or a dental implant. 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 and 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 that is secured with 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 with Dr. Dechter or Dr. Moy in 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 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 does missing teeth affect your health?
Missing teeth affects 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 can be known to cause chronic bad breath in patients. Missing teeth makes it difficult to maintain oral health and clean surrounding teeth. This increases a patient’s chance of developing gm disease, and may cause plaque to get trapped creating a foul odor from the mouth.