Do you have a missing tooth or teeth?
Congressional Dental Care offers professional and long-lasting treatment that replaces teeth. But how does tooth loss occur, and why should a missing tooth be replaced?
Causes of Missing Teeth
Teeth can fall out or deteriorate due to a variety of conditions:
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
You may be more prone to missing teeth than others if you have one or more of these conditions.
The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth
Replacing missing teeth can prevent a myriad of problems from developing, such as:
- Misaligned bite
- Difficulty chewing
- Crooked teeth
- Bone loss
- Increased tooth deterioration
- Difficulty speaking
- Gum recession
- Jaw recession
Treatment for missing teeth can stop these problems from occurring or prohibit them from inflicting further damage.
Treatment Options for Missing Teeth
Dr. Ali Sarkarzadeh & Associates at Congressional Dental Care make it their mission to help their patients achieve their goals. Treatments are planned in advance and are custom-fit to each patient’s needs.
Dental implants act as replacements for tooth roots to strengthen tooth structure and provide durability. In this procedure, a titanium post is inserted into the jaw and allowed to heal and bond with the natural bone. Crowns are then attached with an abutment for a natural look.
To replace several consecutive teeth, dental bridges close gaps left by missing teeth. Dental bridges are supported and stabilized by abutments or teeth on either side. They can also be removable or secured with dental implants. This solution also utilizes material that appears similar to natural teeth to blend in with the rest of the mouth.
Designed to look and feel like natural teeth, dentures are a great option for replacing the upper or lower arch of teeth. Dentures can also be secured with dental implants for added support. This solution helps improve the appearance and function of your teeth as they make it easier to chew and bite.
Schedule an Appointment
If you want a more balanced smile, call the professionals at Congressional Dental Care at (301) 276-4694 or schedule an appointment with us online here.