Why Should I Replace My Missing Teeth?

Why Should I Replace My Missing Teeth? Are you missing a tooth or teeth? Owings Mills Dental Care offers restorative treatments that replace teeth for a more balanced smile. But why replace teeth in the first place? What problems can arise with gaps in your smile?

Problems with Missing Teeth

If teeth are not replaced soon enough, increased health problems and general difficulties may occur. Some of these problems may include:

  • Shifting teeth
  • Bone loss
  • Speech issues
  • Problems biting and chewing
  • Misaligned bite
  • Gum disease
  • Facial sagging
  • Crowded teeth

There are also several risk factors that can cause tooth loss, so it is important to prevent further damage to existing teeth sooner than later.

Risk Factors

You may be more prone to tooth loss if you have these preexisting conditions:

  • Alcohol overconsumption
  • Smoking
  • Tooth decay
  • Malnutrition
  • Misaligned bite

If you have these risk factors or have noticed new problems that could be caused by gaps in your smile, schedule an appointment at Owings Mills Dental Care today. We provide dental options that treat and prevent further damage to teeth.

Restorative Treatment Options

Prior to treatment, our professionals will first assess your teeth, gums, and jawbone. Taking your goals and budget into account, a custom treatment plan will be created.Learn about your options at Owings Mills Dental Care:

Dental Implants

For a permanent and secure restoration, dental implants can be a great choice of treatment. Titanium dental implants act as tooth roots and conform to the jawbone. Implants also feel like natural teeth and boast a 98% success rate.


For patients who are missing multiple or whole arches of teeth, this is a great restorative option. Partial dentures, also known as dental bridges, can be utilized for patients who still have several natural teeth, but are missing multiple teeth. Full dentures replace arches of teeth. Dentures restore the form and function of teeth, making it easier for people to speak, bite, and chew.

Schedule an Appointment

Take control of your oral health and replace missing teeth for a fuller smile. Call Owings Mills Dental Care today at (410) 314-9546. You can also schedule an appointment with us online.