Whenever you lose a tooth, the force of your bite shifts to the teeth next to the empty space. As your bite changes it may difficulty in chewing, damage to your jaw, cause other teeth to shift and extrude out of socket, and also makes it harder to clean teeth, resulting in tooth decay and periodontal diseases. That is why it is critical to seek dental surgery for dentures from our Pikesville dentist to ensure your teeth and mouth maintain their proper function, form, health, and beauty.
Removable bridges and dentures may be the first thing you think of when considering replacing teeth. There a complete dentures which replace all the teeth, or partial dentures which fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, preventing other teeth from changing positions. If Dr. Turner determines that most of your teeth are in good condition, however, a fixed bridge will successfully replace one or more missing teeth. This is a permanent structure, supported by the teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth that spans the gap between the teeth. However, if your teeth are in poor condition or are missing altogether, dental surgery may be necessary before dentures can be placed. Dental surgery to remove several teeth for partial dentures, or all of your teeth for full dentures, is performed in our Pikesville dental office. Once your dental surgery in preparation for dentures is complete, we generally wait three days or so to allow the swelling in your mouth to go down, and allow time for the gums to heal, before fitting you for dentures. Dr. Turner is well versed in providing our patients with the best possible care when replacing missing teeth in conjunction with oral surgery.
If you are considering dental surgery for dentures, please call our Pikesville dental office and consult Dr. Turner so we can determine the best possible solution to remedy your missing teeth based on your individual needs. Securing restorations with dentures can make a world of difference, allowing you to eat, talk, laugh, and smile with confidence. Regardless of which method is right for you, restoring and replacing your teeth will surely restore your beautiful smile.