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What is a missing tooth? 
If you lost a tooth because of an injury or dental problem, and now have a vacant space in its place, you are missing a tooth. 
A missing tooth creates a space in your mouth which adjacent teeth will try to fill in over time. So, the tooth above or below the space will come out, and the teeth on its sides will drift into the space. These tooth movements will cause spaces between healthy teeth, leading to more gum problems and dental decay in the future. So with a missing tooth that is not replaced, other teeth are bound to follow the lost tooth! Missing teeth also lead to reduced chewing efficiency and cosmetic problems. 
Why do I have to get my missing tooth replaced? 
There are three main ways of replacing lost tooth or teeth - removable dentures, crowns and bridges, and dental implants. You can read more about the three treatment modalities and how to choose between the three here
What is the solution? 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

  1. Which is the most healthy option? - Dental implants are the healthiest replacement option for missing teeth. They do not involve any damage to the adjacent teeth, and simulate natural teeth with roots. 
  2. Which is the most economical option? - Removable dentures are usually the most economical option for replacement of more than one teeth. 
  3. Which is the most convenient option? - A crown and bridge is the most convenient option for replacement of missing tooth or teeth. It is fixed so does not require daily elaborate maintenance procedures, takes 7 - 10 days to be fabricated and does not require any surgical procedure.