Missing teeth is the absence of a tooth or teeth that should normally be present. This can be caused by trauma or lack of development.
This problem should be corrected because it can:
- Cause improper functioning of teeth
- Cause premature wear of teeth
- Cause asymmetric alignment of the teeth
- Make your smile less attractive
Depending upon the situation, the space can be closed with braces or opened for tooth replacement. A bridge or dental implant (shown below) are restorative options if a space is created.