Don’t ever underestimate the value of your teeth in terms of beauty – even the posterior teeth. Although spaces created by missing teeth may not be visible, they can cause a variety of problems. For example, chewing force may shift, causing the front teeth to flare out and create unwanted spaces. An altered bite can also cause the collapse facial features. The more teeth that are lost and not replaced, the greater the odds that wrinkles and lines will form, causing premature aging. Only if the missing tooth is the wisdom tooth should it not be replaced.
If you have missing teeth, you have three options for making your smile complete: a fixed bridge, a removable denture or implants.