The problem with missing a teeth

Healthy teeth not only make you feel attractive, but they are crucial for your oval health and for performing everyday simple activities like eating an apple, smiling, speaking, and kissing.

When a tooth is missing, it creates more than just an aesthetic problem, you may experience significant psychological, functional and oral discomfort.

Missing teeth put pressure on the remaining teeth to work harder, which can increase the possibility of tooth decay, gum disease and crooked teeth.

The part of the jaw where the tooth is missing may recede, resulting in further tooth loss, bone loss and premature aging.

Even just one missing tooth can cause extreme damage to the rest of your mouth, it is recommended to replace missing teeth as soon as possible to avoid future dental problems caused by tooth loss. The sooner you see a dentist, the better!

Causes of missing teeth may include:


Bad genes




Replacing missing teeth today is not a complicated or as expensive as you would expect. Dental technology has advanced greatly in the past decade.

Missing teeth can now be replaced in functional as well as appealing ways.

A tooth replacement with a Dental Implant is the best for a natural-looking and long-term solution. Implants can be used to replace one or several missing teeth. This process is usually completed in two stages over a average of 6 to 8 months.

A Dental Bridge can an excellent solution for one or more missing teeth.  They literally bridge the gap between one tooth and another and use your natural teeth as anchors. There are various types of Dental Bridges to choose from depending on your needs. This process can be completed within 10 days and a couple of visits to the dental office.

If you have a missing tooth, and want more information about your best replacement options, contact our International Patient Coordinator at

Keven Peoples