Your Dentures Dentist can Help you Avoid Costly Implants

dca-blog_article-32_non-implant-options_1200x630

Missing teeth cause an unsightly gap in your smile. Fortunately, your local dentist can fix the problem. After evaluating your teeth and general dental condition, he or she can recommend the best way to restore your grin to its former glory. While dental implants are often considered the ideal choice, they’re not the best option for everyone’s budget, and they require a certain amount of healthy jawbone to hold them in place. Other options include partial or full dentures and various types of bridges. Here is a quick rundown of the most common non-implant restoration options for missing teeth.

What You should Know about Tooth-Supported Fixed Bridges

The most common restoration method for replacing a single missing tooth is the creation of a tooth-supported fixed bridge. Unfortunately, this requires that the healthy supporting teeth be ground down in order to support the bridge. Also, because this restoration does not stimulate the jawbone as implants do, the bone beneath a tooth-supported bridge can deteriorate over time, altering the appearance of your smile or face. Like other non-implant devices, more maintenance is required, and it will not last as long as an implant-supported bridge.

What exactly are Resin-Bonded Bridges?

An option for front teeth, which don’t endure as much biting and chewing pressure as back teeth, is a resin-bonded bridge. Sometimes called Maryland bridges, these appliances attach to the adjacent teeth with wings. A Maryland bridge looks and functions better than full or partial dentures, but it isn’t as strong as a fixed bridge, and is not as long-lasting as an implant.

The Facts about Removable Partial Dentures

A dentures dentist can create an affordable partial denture to replace one or more teeth. One advantage of removable partial dentures is that they do not involve damaging healthy teeth, like a tooth-supported fixed bridge. However, they will never be as attractive or functional as an implant-supported restoration. A removable partial denture that replaces multiple teeth can also have a negative impact on your ability to eat and speak properly.

What to Know about Removable Full Dentures

If you visit a dentures dentist they can also create a low-cost complete denture for the replacement of missing teeth. Keep in mind, you may find full dentures uncomfortable, and they can slide, click, and interfere with your ability to taste food.

Visiting Your Local Dentist is a Great Way to Learn More

Your local dentist can determine whether implants or other types of tooth restorations are the best solution for you. Schedule an appointment today to learn more.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Baltimore, call Dental One Associates of Maryland today at (855) 979-3336 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Baltimore. With 11 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Maryland, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Maryland.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Very professional, through beginning to end. Very informative.
Norma H.
Every member of Dr. Wright’s team is just outstanding and they really understand the anxiety around visiting your favorite dentist. Great customer awareness and care, I always leave there […]
Lou K.
The doctor is awesome. She is friendly and takes her time. She enjoys her job and never acts like she isn’t interested in her patients. I love her!!!
Lisa C.
This an organization that operates with the highest degree of professionalism and humanity.
Richard B.
Valley Dental Associates has a great staff….they have always been friendly and accommodating to my needs. My first time there was a dental emergency, (I did have an actual first visit […]
Arlene K.
Dr. Val and the staff at Dental One Associates always do a superb job and are pleasant to deal with.
Steven P.
A job well done.
Robert B.
Michelle who did my work was outstanding. She works one day a week I think. She gave me a great alternative to flossing: Waterpik. She told me what model and how to use it. I bought one and so far […]
Frank M.
Staff was friendly, warm and helpful.
Nicole R.
Awesome dentist and staff. Very friendly and professional
Mark C.
The staff is very nice and always make you feel comfortable. Dr. Patel is great! Couldn’t ask for a better dentist!
Tammy B.
Dionne and Dr. Wilson always make my experience great. They have wonderful personalities, especially Dionne. I love engaging in conversation with them.
Margaret R.
Dr. Lasher makes you feel very comfortable
Teresa S.
Dr. Wilson, Linne, and the assisting team at the Capitol Heights location were the best. I had several needles for my procedure and felt nothing. I am a 60+ retiree and have had extensive dental work […]
Alice C.
Dr. Harriman is the consummate professional:concerned about her patient, thorough and explains what is going on.
John K.
My appointment began within 5 minutes of the scheduled time (virtually unheard of in the medical industry) and I was out of the office (after a cleaning and XRays in less than 45 minutes!)
David T.
Great service
Linda S.
Another great visit @ Dental One. Kudos to my dental hygienist Maxine for her being so good at what she does. She has a clear passion for patient care and well-being, and really enjoys her job. She […]
Jeffrey K.
Very professional cleaning, quick and efficient!
Virginia E.
I love love love College Park Dental. My Dentist is Dr. Miriam Bemani and she is excellent. She is so kind, caring and understanding. Within a matter on months she got my teeth in top shape. With […]
Johana D.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
    Get in touch:
    • Phone: (855) 979-3336