What are Sinus Lifts?

Sinus Augmentation

When the sinuses are too close to the jaw, or there’s insufficient height in the upper jaw for dental implant placement, dental specialists sometimes perform a sinus lift. Sinus lift surgery, at times called sinus augmentation, adds bone to a patient’s upper arch (Maxilla) in the premolar and molar areas between the maxillary sinuses located on either side of the … Read More

Consequences of Tooth Loss

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Losing permanent, adult teeth isn’t a normal part of aging, despite what many older adults may believe. The leading cause of adult tooth loss is gum disease, which is easy to prevent by practicing good oral hygiene on a daily basis and scheduling regular dental visits. When a tooth is lost, even if it’s in a part of the mouth … Read More

Preventing and Treating Gum Disease

Preventing Gum Disease

When people consider the pleasing, cosmetic appearance of their smile, the first thing they usually think about is their teeth. While good tooth structure is essential for a healthy smile, the gums are just as vital. Having healthy gums helps protect and support your teeth, but if gum disease strikes, it can jeopardize the health of your entire mouth. Understanding … Read More

Dental Implants Baltimore – Improve Your Oral Health

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Many dental professionals consider dental implants the most effective form of tooth replacement because they restore a patient’s oral health in ways that other tooth replacement solutions can’t. Full and partial dentures and dental bridges replicate the appearance and location of natural teeth, but dental implants go beyond that to work with the body to enhance dental health and overall … Read More

What are Implant Retained Dentures, and Why Should You Care?

Implant Retained Dentures

Implant retained dentures secure upper and lower dentures in an innovative and revolutionary way using as little as two to four dental implants. Choosing the right type of implant retained denture for you requires a consultation with your dental professional to discuss your specific tooth replacement needs. Implant retained denture procedure The types of implants used for implant retained dentures … Read More

Tobacco use can reduce success of dental treatments

Tobacco use and dental treatments

Today’s dental implants are a dependable tooth replacement treatment that can accommodate the preferences and needs of various patients. With a success rate of up to 98%, dental implants can last a lifetime and are suitable for many age groups. However, studies show that tobacco use can increase a patient’s chances of experiencing dental implant failure. Factors for successful dental … Read More

Did you know there’s an alternative to fillings when you have a cavity?

Inlays and Onlays

When tooth decay leads to cavities in your teeth, traditional silver (amalgam) fillings are a common and effective dental treatment, but their silver color may not seem like the most cosmetic solution for you. Fortunately, inlays and onlays offer an alternative treatment for filling cavities that restore your smile in a natural looking, beautiful way. Greater Baltimore Prosthodontics is proud … Read More

Crown Lengthening can Improve Smile Health and Appearance

Crown Lengthening

Periodontists perform crown lengthening to prepare a patient’s mouth for cosmetic or restorative dental treatments or to improve the health of gum tissue. Crown lengthening can also help correct the look of a smile where excessive gum tissue covers the teeth in an unwanted way. With recontouring and reshaping of the gum and bone tissue, crown lengthening exposes more of … Read More

All About Dentures – Facts and Options

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As part of our prosthodontics services at Greater Baltimore Prosthodontics, we provide full or partial dentures to patients who require tooth replacement. Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and the tissues around those teeth. Patients with some natural teeth remaining are good candidates for partial dentures and patients missing all their teeth have the option of full dentures for … Read More

Restoring Oral Health After an Eating Disorder

Restoring teeth after eating disorder

Eating disorders are serious illnesses where people become fixated on how much food and drink they consume. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are two of the most common eating disorders and both deprive a person’s body of proteins, minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients essential for good health. As eating disorders progress, the body’s lack of nutrients and vitamins can lead … Read More