Many patients experience dental issues that can affect the way they look and greatly impact the function of their teeth. For these special cases, we offer a variety of restorative dental care procedures to address problems such as missing teeth, cavities, and weakened tooth structure. Review the treatment descriptions below to learn more about the services provided by our experienced dentists in Salisbury.
Tooth Replacement Options
At Delmarva Dental Services, we offer a number of tooth replacement options for patients with missing teeth. Implant crowns, fixed bridges, and removable partial dentures are some of the treatments our doctors can provide. One of these options could be a viable solution for patients searching for natural-looking results and a way to improve the function of their teeth.Learn More
A missing tooth or multiple missing teeth can greatly affect how the rest of the teeth function. Dental implants are some of the most advanced replacement options we offer at Delmarva Dental Services. A dental implant can be an ideal solution for patients looking to restore confidence in their smile, while improving their ability to chew and speak. These treatments can bring form and function back to the teeth and provide results that feel and look natural.Learn More
For our patients who are not candidates for dental implants, traditional dentures are typically chosen to replace missing teeth. After an examination, we can determine your options and discuss them during a consultation. These full or partial restorations are made of a durable, high-quality resin that are designed to fit comfortably in your mouth.Learn More
CROWNS AND BRIDGES
Damaged or missing teeth can be a source of pain or embarrassment for our patients. We offer high-quality restorative dentistry techniques, like porcelain crowns and dental bridges, to help restore proper form and function to the teeth. These options are always created with specific attention to detail to ensure they blend seamlessly amongst the surrounding teeth.Learn More
Restoring Bone and Facial Structure
Thirty percent of the U.S. adult population have missing teeth. Teeth and the upper and lower jawbone help support the facial muscles, so when teeth are lost, the appearance of the muscles are affected. Bone loss can also occur, and the combination of both can ultimately have a great impact upon the appearance of the face, sometimes resulting in signs of thin lips, facial wrinkles, and a pointy nose and chin.
Gum disease or tooth abscesses can often cause infections in the jaw bone. If not treated, the jaw bone will slowly dissolve and teeth will fall out. After a tooth is extracted, 40 to 60 percent of the surrounding bone is lost. Any removable replacement, such as complete or partial dentures, will cause pressure resorption. Fixed bridges, which are attached to adjacent teeth and implants, can prevent bone loss from pressure resorption.
Taking preventative steps in your oral health is important. Treating gum disease, tooth abscesses, preventing loss of teeth, and replacing missing teeth can help prevent bone loss and facial collapse.