Should I Replace My Missing Teeth?

Are you considering replacing your missing tooth or teeth? Replacing missing teeth can benefit your oral health for years to come.

Why is it important to replace missing teeth in the first place, and what are the benefits of restoring your smile?

Why Replace Missing Teeth?

If missing teeth are not replaced soon enough, further oral health problems may develop. Some examples of these problems include:

  • Crooked Teeth
  • Shifting Teeth
  • Bone Loss
  • Tooth Decay
  • Misaligned Bite
  • Speech Problems

Replacing missing teeth can also offer multiple benefits to patients.

Benefits of Replacing Missing Teeth

Replacing missing teeth:

  • Restores oral health
  • Stabilizes bone structure
  • Helps bite function
  • Benefits surrounding teeth

There are multiple treatment options that we offer at West Annapolis Family Dentistry to restore the form and function of teeth.

Restorative Treatment Options

Dr. Maria Colucciello & Associates provide their patients with comfortable custom dental care. Some of the restorative treatment options for missing teeth at West Annapolis Family Dentistry include:

Dental Implants

Acting as tooth roots for missing teeth, dental implants stabilize the function of teeth. Dental implants consist of titanium posts which are surgically inserted into the jawbone. During a healing period of 3 to 6 months, the post fuses to the jaw. An abutment and permanent dental crown are then attached to the titanium post after this period.

Dental Bridges

This treatment option is great for patients who are missing one or more consecutive teeth. Dental bridges can be removed or secured with dental implants to strengthen adjacent teeth. Learn more about the different types of dental bridge options here.


Like dental bridges, full dentures can be secured with dental implants for stable results. Dentures are often used for full missing arches of teeth. This option restores the form and function of teeth which makes it easier for patients to bite and chew.

Schedule an Appointment

Do you want to restore your smile? Call West Annapolis Family Dentistry at (410) 216-4199. You can also schedule an appointment with us online here.


West Annapolis Family Dentistry
101 Ridgely Avenue
Annapolis MD, 21401

New Patients (410) 216-4199

Current Patients (410) 263-3700


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