The Problem (Also Known As)
Single and Multiple Missing Teeth
Teeth can be congenitally missing or extracted due to decays, gum disease, traumatic accident or failed root canal treatment.
A number of ways can replace missing teeth:
Adhesive Bridge: the most conservative fixed option that is suitable in low pressure bearing, aesthetic area
Conventional Bridge: suitable if neighbour teeth require crown coverage
Implant Crown: most natural and reliable replacement
Dentures: convenient, easy-to-clean way to replace missing teeth by wearing a removal plate.
If Left Untreated
Unwanted movement neighbour or opposite teeth that might result in loosening of those teeth.
Long-term wise, loss of bone and soft tissues can happen gradually which can compromise future implant surgery.