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Missing teeth treatment options

What causes a missing teeth?

The truth is that your smile is the first thing people notice about you, whether at work, at a family reunion, and any other place where social interactions occur.


If you have missing teeth, however, the self-consciousness of anyone noticing your grin might be the last thing you want.


In fact, people who have missing teeth go to great lengths to conceal it and avoid smiling or do so with their mouth closed.


Missing teeth can negatively impact your health and overall wellness. That’s because your teeth play a starring role in proper chewing, word pronunciation, clear communication, confidence, first impressions, and job seeking.


If this sounds familiar, know that you aren’t alone. The American College of Prosthodontists reports that “more than 35 million Americans do not have any teeth, and 178 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth.”


Missing teeth are caused by tooth decay, gum disease, and injury, though some people are born without certain teeth, a condition called congenitally missing teeth.


Genetic disorders can prevent your permanent teeth from ever coming in. When six or less permanent teeth fail to develop, it’s known as hypodontia. When more than six permanent teeth fail to develop, it’s known as oligodontia.


If you don’t replace missing teeth, three other conditions are in line to happen:


  • Malocclusion: how your upper and lower jaw fit together when chewing or at rest. Malocclusion is essentially a bad bite.


  • Super eruption: means the tooth has emerged too far. A super eruption can happen to the teeth opposite of your missing teeth because there isn’t an opposing force to stop it.


  • Bone resorption: without teeth to stimulate the gums and jawbone they begin to wither, t creates hollowness to your face.

What are the treatment options for missing tooth?

Here you can find treatment options and dentist in the Dominican Republic. 

Dental implants

Dental bridge


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Cosmetic Dentist