The average adult between the ages of 20 and 64 has three or more teeth missing from their mouth. There are very valid reasons to have this situation corrected. The space between your teeth can affect speaking and eating. Even if it is a molar and not noticeable, it can affect your chewing. The remaining teeth will probably shift causing additional problems. The bone around the missing tooth can start to deteriorate.
With the advances in dental technology, there is little reason to suffer with missing teeth.
- Bridges – Anchored to adjacent teeth, these can be removable or fixed into position, depending on the configuration of your mouth and the remaining teeth.
- Dentures – If you have lost all or most teeth, this is a viable solution.
- Implants – This is an option that will most closely duplicate a natural tooth.