When a tooth is lost, a whole series of events can begin to occur. Chewing on the affected side becomes more difficult and over time the remaining teeth can actually tilt and erupt into the open space. Teeth like to touch so they will move in all directions.
Depending on the location of the missing tooth, we would most likely recommend either a dental implant, a bridge, or a partial denture.
All of these options have their benefits and drawbacks. If you would like more information, Dr. Jennifer Sokolosky, DMD can schedule a consultation to go over the specifics of your case. Just give us a call at (410) 531-2690 or email us at [email protected]