Missing teeth can be the result of congenital absence (the tooth fails to develop), trauma or dental extractions.
This problem should be corrected because it can:
Cause improper functioning of teeth
Cause premature wear of teeth
Cause asymmetric alignment of the teeth
Make your smile less attractive
How can missing teeth be orthodontically corrected?
Depending upon the situation, the space can be closed with braces or opened for tooth replacement. A bridge or dental implant is used to replace the missing tooth if a space is created.
If you have been told you have missing teeth, talk to Dr. Miller about your options!