Missing Teeth

Missing teeth is a common problem, but the bigger problem is when you lose the vertical dimension of your bite (also called collapse) which occurs on the adjacent teeth from the side and above over time.  This reduces the ability to have a simple tooth replacement.  If it is early in the game, you can likely put anything back in the space from a bridge, to a partial to an implant.  If you have collapse then sometimes other procedures like orthodontics and surgery are necessary before you can replace that tooth.