Even when one missing tooth is left untreated, patients are at an increased risk of shifting teeth, gingivitis or periodontitis, and additional tooth loss. Missing teeth can also increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. When you lose a tooth, the remaining natural teeth attempt to fill the space the missing tooth left behind, which can result in crooked or misaligned teeth.
Patients may also experience facial sagging due to changes in the jaw’s bone structure. If you have one or more lost teeth, this can affect the appearance of your smile, the function of your bite, and your pronunciation of certain words.
Dr. Sumitra Yalamanchili and Dr. Shalini Sethi replace missing teeth with affordable dental implants and implant-secured restorative options at the Elevate Dental Implant Center. They are dedicated to helping patients find the best option to restore their smiles and prevent further dental concerns. Learn more about how to replace missing teeth in Hanover, Maryland below.
Treatment Options For Missing Teeth
We offer a wide range of treatment options for patients with missing teeth. Dr. Sethi or Dr. Yalamanchili will take your overall dental health, the number of teeth you’re missing, and the location of your missing teeth into account during your consultation. They will explore all viable treatment options and keep you informed about the ins and out of each option. At Elevate Dental Implant Center, our dentists provide:
- Single Unit Dental Implants
- Implant-Supported Dentures
- Interim Partial Dentures
- All-on-Four Dentures
Can I Receive Dental Implants?
Dental implants are surgically implanted into the jaw bone and are topped off with an abutment and dental crown. Ideal candidates for dental implant treatment are in good health and have an adequate amount of healthy bone structure. We may perform a bone grafting or sinus augmentation procedure to ensure that you have sufficient bone tissue for dental implant treatment.
Missing Teeth FAQs
Can a missing tooth affect other teeth?
A missing tooth can have a negative impact on the teeth surrounding it. This is commonly described as a “domino effect” because the loss of one tooth can lead to additional tooth loss quickly if the area is not treated. There are many options to replace or restore missing teeth. Call us today to schedule a consultation!
Can missing teeth cause digestive problems?
It is not uncommon for missing teeth to lead to a patient not fully chewing their food. This may cause an overproduction of acids produced in your stomach which can cause indigestion and stomach aches after eating.
Do missing teeth have to be replaced?
It is important for your oral and overall health that you replace missing teeth. If you do not then they can cause a variety of other issues including jaw and bite shifting, tooth gaps, bone loss, and tooth decay.
Are dental implants painful?
During the procedure for dental implants patients should not feel any pain due to sedation and anesthetic. After the procedure it is common for patients to feel dull achy pain. OTC medication can be used to alleviate this.
Can missing teeth cause bone loss?
Missing teeth can cause bone loss, specifically in the area surrounding it. Jawbone and teeth are preserved by surrounding bone structure. When a tooth is missing structure is lost causing further bone loss.
Replace Missing Teeth Today
Learn more about your options for replacing missing teeth. Request an appointment with Dr. Yalamanchili and Dr. Sethi on our website. You can also call Elevate Dental Implant Center’s Hanover, Maryland dental office for care today at 410-205-4997.