Missing Teeth

Dental implants are the best modern dentistry can offer when it comes to replacing a tooth, and, in a previous article, we talked to a number of dentists to get a general idea of what having implants done might cost.
There are many cases where dental implants can improve the quality of life for people with missing teeth, whether they only need a single implant, or the implants will be used for a bridge or implant-retained dentures.
Did you know that not all people have 32 (or 28, if wisdom teeth are removed) permanent teeth? Perhaps you are one of them. The most common reason for this occurrence is a developmental abnormality called hypodontia.
Though reassuring, it can feel like a waste of time and money to schedule a visit to the dentist only to be told that there’s nothing wrong with our teeth. At the same time, if they are ignored, certain symptoms could worsen and cause irreversible damage. So, how do you know whether or not to schedule an appointment?
Whether in sports or everyday life, accidents happen. And, in some accidents, teeth may be lost. So, what’s the best thing to do if this happens to you—how should you handle a tooth that has been knocked out in an accident?