Missing teeth is the absence of a tooth or teeth that should normally be present. This can be caused by trauma or lack of tooth development or other factors.
Missing teeth problem should be corrected because it may:
- Cause improper functioning of teeth.
- Cause premature wear of teeth.
- Cause asymmetric alignment of the teeth.
- Make your smile less attractive.
Closing the space
Opening the spaces for prosthetic teeth replacement
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How can missing teeth be orthodontically corrected?
Depending upon the situation, the space can be closed with braces or opened for future tooth or teeth replacement. A bridge or dental implant can possibly be restorative options, if a space is created. These procedures are done by your family dentist or other dental specialists.