“Congenitally missing teeth” is medical terminology that describes the condition in which a person does not develop teeth, or is born without teeth. This can manifest as a single missing tooth or multiple teeth. Frequently, the cause of missing teeth is unknown; however, some conditions will result in missing teeth, including viral infection or high fevers as an infant, metabolic disorders, trauma, taking medications at a young age, and genetic defects. For the most part, it’s rare to not develop permanent, or adult, teeth. The most common congenitally missing teeth are… Read More
Given the advances in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, patients who are missing one or more teeth have several options for restoring their smile and confidence. Dental bridges are an effective and affordable restoration that are often used to replace missing teeth in qualified candidates. As its name implies, a dental bridge spans the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Besides offering a superior aesthetic result, dental bridges also help restore lost functionality, allowing for easier chewing and speaking. These artificial replacement teeth also aid in promoting oral health,… Read More
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