Multiple Tooth Replacement – Millersville, MD
With improved at-home oral hygiene and better preventive dentistry, many people are keeping their natural, healthy teeth for life, but for those who do lose one or more teeth due to severe decay or dental damage, there are also numerous tooth replacement options available. On this page, we walk through the available options for multiple tooth replacement in Millersville, MD from the McCarl Dental Group team. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team to learn more or schedule a tooth replacement consultation appointment.
What are the Multiple Tooth Replacement Options?
At McCarl Dental Group, we offer Millersville dental patients a range of multiple tooth replacement solutions to deliver healthy, functional smiles that are also beautiful, including the following:
Dental Crown Supported Bridge
A dental crown supported bridge, also known as a fixed bridge, is a tooth replacement solution for one or a few consecutive missing that relies on healthy surrounding teeth to support the replacement tooth or teeth. The replacement teeth, called pontics, are attached to dental crowns at both ends. The crowns are then placed over healthy teeth on either side of the missing teeth to literally bridge the gap in your smile.
For two or more consecutive missing teeth, an implant-supported fixed bridge may be the ideal option. Like a traditional bridge, the replacement teeth are anchored at both ends to fill a gap in the smile. Rather than attaching to healthy teeth, the implant posts are placed at either end of the row of replacement teeth to anchor the bridge in place, recreating a natural, healthy smile.
For those who have lost both consecutive and nonconsecutive teeth, we may recommend a partial denture. Partial dentures use a gum-colored base material to support any number of replacement teeth. The base is molded to fit snuggly between remaining teeth, and it is held in place with clasps attached to the surrounding teeth.
Implant-Supported Partial Dentures
For advanced stability and longevity, we also offer implant-supported partial dentures. They’re shaped and fitted just like traditional partial dentures, but rather than attaching to surrounding teeth for support, they are anchored in place with dental implant posts. Depending on the number and location of missing teeth, a partial denture can usually be supported by between two and four strategically placed implant posts.
How do I Determine which Dental Implant Solution is Right for Me?
No two patients are alike, and before recommending a tooth replacement option, our dentists always take the time to understand your unique situation during a tooth replacement consultation. At the consultation visit, we’ll walk through your tooth replacement options, including costs, insurance coverage, and timeline. When we find the ideal solution to meet your needs, we’ll partner with you to plan for a brand new, healthy smile.