Some studies report that up to one in five adults is congenitally missing at least one tooth, while more than five percent of us lack one or more second premolars or upper second (lateral) incisors. In such cases, the dentist must determine if the missing teeth are, in fact, missing, or can be seen on an x-ray. It may be that the “missing” tooth has simply not erupted because it is blocked by other teeth. In any case, it is important to address the issue because the less-stable teeth surrounding the missing tooth may begin to shift into the empty space. Missing teeth can also impair the support of the jaw and a person’s ability to chew and speak. 

Our dedicated team of dental professionals will  take all  opportunities necessary to bring your mouth to its optimal state of well-being. Missing teeth, decayed teeth, stained teeth, and less than attractive teeth can all be part of the past when you put your oral care in our capable hands. For an appointment for dental care for the family, please give us a call.

P.S. The dentist can replace congenitally missing teeth with partial bridges, dentures or implants.