Are you suffering from missing teeth? There are numerous causes and even replacement options for missing teeth. Some of the causes of missing teeth may be congenital defects, cavities, and even poor dental hygiene that resulted in losing your teeth. Some of these replacement options may be dental crowns, dental bridges, dental implants, and even dentures.
Dental crowns are artificial tooth caps that are attached to your original tooth root (if it is still in your jaw). Dental bridges are artificial tooth replacements that are bridged between two regular teeth that are still in your mouth (because there is nothing anchoring these types of replacements down, they can not withstand the same amount of pressure and pull as regular teeth or dental crowns can).
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that then have a dental crown placed on top of them (these are the most effective tooth replacement option out there today). Dentures are whole pieces that look like a whole row of teeth; these dentures then simply rest on your gums, which often leads to irritation.
Thus, as you can see there are lots of causes and replacement options for missing teeth – talk to your dental health professional to find out which replacement option is best for your specific situation. More than likely your dental health professional will recommend that you get dental implants to replace your missing teeth.