Why dentures may be a proper solution for a patient experiencing tooth loss
- Posted on: Feb 14 2020
Missing teeth can impact a patient in a variety of ways. Not only does it negatively affect the appearance of a patient’s smile, it can also cause changes to the natural smile if left untreated. Additionally, patients may experience shifting of the natural teeth, poor eating and speaking efficiency, and bone resorption—all problems associated with tooth loss. Dr. Ari Moskowitz and his team at Baltimore Periodontics, Lasers, and Dental Implants is pleased to provide solutions for patients who have experienced the loss of one or more teeth, including dentures.
How dentures can replace missing teeth
When patients think of dentures, they may think of the false teeth their grandparents used to have. These fake, unattractive tooth replacements have come a long way over the years, and now many of our patients enjoy restorations that are far more natural in appearance and that fit and function better than ever before. There are also different types of dentures, including partial dentures, which are removable restorations for patients missing one or more teeth in the dental arch. These restorations snap in and out of the dental arch and are made of metal and acrylic frameworks. For patients missing all their teeth, implant-retained dentures are now an option. Implant-retained dentures eliminate the need for dental adhesives and provide the best function and stability available today.
Who might benefit from dentures?
Dentures are an option for most of our patients. Patients considering implant-retained dentures will need sufficient bone to successfully place the implants. Additionally, many of our patients are pleased to learn that dentures are often covered in part or in whole by their dental insurance plans. We encourage patients to discuss this and other options, such as dental implants and dental bridges, with our dentist to ensure they are moving forward with the best solution for their unique needs.
Request an appointment today!
At Baltimore Periodontics, Lasers, and Dental Implants, Dr. Ari Moskowitz and his team can provide a wide selection of treatments for patients in the area of Catonsville, MD. Call (410) 744-6088 to schedule a visit at 6400 Baltimore National Pike, Ste. #200B.
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