An individual may have missing teeth for a number of reasons. Teeth can be knocked out in trauma or accidents, fall out due to periodontal disease, or be missing due to genetic factors. Missing teeth can lead to problems such as decay, bite and TMJ dysfunction, as well as aesthetic concerns.
Cosmetic dentistry offers a myriad of options for replacing missing teeth. Some solutions include: implants, porcelain bridges, and dentures. These options can be used alone or in conjunction with other services to address overall aesthetics and functionality. It is important to get recommendations from a dentist on what solutions work best for each individual case.