Multiple Tooth Replacement – Greenbelt & Millersville, MD
Tooth Replacement for Full Function & Beautiful Smiles
The loss of even one tooth can negatively affect your oral health and the confidence you have in sharing your smile. At McCarl Dental Group, we never want our patients to struggle with speaking, smiling, or eating all of their favorite foods. That’s why we strive to help every patient maintain their healthy smiles for life, but when our patients do experience tooth loss, we are happy to provide a variety of tooth replacement options to meet any patient needs and fit any budget. Whether you’ve lost one tooth or several, your first step should be picking up the phone to call McCarl Dental Group in Greenbelt or Millersville, MD. We’ll be happy to schedule a tooth replacement consultation appointment to review your treatment options and help you find the ideal solution.
What are the Tooth Replacement Options?
If you’re missing several teeth, whether they’re next to each other or not,, we offer traditional fixed bridges and partial dentures as well as conventional dental implants.
Dental Crown Supported Fixed Bridges
Traditional dental crown supported fixed bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth that are next to each other. They are a nice option for natural looking teeth that sit permanently in the mouth. They are two dental crowns fused to both sides of a replacement crown to replace the missing tooth. Once made, the bridge is placed with the dental crowns covering the adjacent teeth to anchor the replacement tooth.
While a traditional dental crown can replace one or more teeth in a row, an implant supported bridge is mainly used for two or more consecutive missing teeth. Rather than attaching to healthy teeth for support, the implant-retained bridge is anchored by two dental implants, one at each end of the row of replacement teeth.
For more advanced tooth loss with teeth missing in one area or more, partial dentures can be an ideal restoration option. Partial dentures are made up of a gum colored base material, replacement teeth, and clasps that anchor the restoration in place. The base is molded to fit snuggly against the gum line filling in the gaps between healthy teeth. Then, the whole denture is held in place with clasps attached to surrounding teeth.
Implant-Supported Partial Dentures
Like the traditional partial denture, an implant-retained partial denture is composed using a gum colored base material to support multiple replacement teeth. Rather than using clasps attached to surrounding teeth to hold the denture in place, two to four dental implant posts are strategically positioned to mimic tooth roots and provide close-to-natural support for the partial denture.
How do I Determine Which Solution is Right for Me?
During a tooth replacement consultation with our team, we’ll walk you through the available replacement options that could deliver the results you need to replace lost tooth structure and restore function. In most cases, we’ll be able to find at least one tooth replacement option that will meet your needs without exceeding your budget. When you visit our Greenbelt or Millersville dental office for this consultation appointment, we’ll answer your questions, walk you through advantages and disadvantages of all tooth replacement options, and ensure you feel 100% confident before we begin your tooth replacement plan.
Does Replacing Multiple Teeth Impact the Cost?
The cost of your tooth replacement plan will vary depending on the number and location of missing teeth, the materials and manufacturers who create the replacement tooth structure, and a number of other factors. We’ll review the pricing of your treatment plan with you and provide estimates for dental insurance coverage and out of pocket treatment costs during your consultation.