Teeth can be lost due to extraction, injury, neglect or simply to wear and tear of age. If a tooth has been lost, it should be replaced to prevent other teeth from moving, thus compromising your bite and oral health. Missing teeth may affect your speech patterns, affect how you eat, and the way you bite may change, which alters the physics of your jaw. You also can lose bone if it is not protected.
There are several ways to replace missing teeth. Among the options the School of Dentistry offers to patients who need tooth replacement are: