Missing Teeth: Causes, Impact, Treatment

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Missing Teeth

Accidents, injuries, tooth decay, illnesses or other reasons can cause a tooth or teeth to be missing. This can greatly affect self-perception. In employment situations, it can be cause for concern.

Missing Teeth Issues

Missing teeth can result in other issues:


Difficulty chewing and eating


Shifting of other teeth


Additional decay


Speech issues


Bone loss


Mental health issues

Fortunately there are some viable solutions for missing teeth:

  • Implants – These can be for a single tooth, several, or an entire set. They are secure and look and act just like natural teeth.
  • Bridges – For either a single tooth or a series, the bridge is supported by surrounding teeth creating proper strength and function.
  • Dentures – This is usually considered a last resort. Stittsville dentures are a prosthetic full set of teeth. It may take some time to get used to and can continue to be uncomfortable.

If you have missing teeth, don’t despair. Many solutions are available to you, and our Stittsville dentists at Mulkins Main Dental can help. We offer various dental services that will restore your smile and give you back the confidence to show your face to the world with a smile. Contact us today for more information or to book an appointment.