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Causes and Treatment: Missing Teeth

Millions of Americans have at least one missing tooth. Many people are self-conscious of their smile because of a missing tooth or teeth. However, there are treatment options that replace and restore teeth for fuller smiles.


Causes of Missing Teeth

There are several common causes of missing teeth, such as:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Injury
  • Genetics

Missing teeth can also cause oral health and appearance problems if left untreated, so it is important to get the right professional treatment to prevent further difficulties.

Problems Caused by Missing Teeth

Why is it important to replace missing teeth?

Problems may develop from a missing tooth or teeth. Some examples include:

  • Irregular bite
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Shifting teeth
  • Speech issues
  • Crooked teeth
  • Facial sagging


Dental Treatments for Missing Teeth

Dr. Justin Deckard and the professionals at DC Precision Dentistry make it their mission to provide their patients with comfortable and convenient restorative care. Before treatment, Dr. Deckard will assess your oral health and any issues that may have developed because of a missing tooth or teeth. Taking oral health and other factors such as budget into consideration, Dr. Deckard will work with you in order to determine which dental treatment is right for you.

Dental Implants

Dental implants replace tooth roots and provide stable support to the mouth and adjacent teeth. Constructed of a titanium post, abutment, and crown, dental implants can replace one tooth or multiple teeth.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges can replace one or several consecutive missing teeth. Dental implants can also be used to secure dental bridges and fill in gaps between teeth. This solution is best for patients who have a supportive jawbone structure, and removable bridges are recommended for patients with less structure.


Dentures can also be supported by dentures for a stable foundation. This procedure replaces several teeth or whole arches of teeth for long-lasting results. When dentures are secured with dentures, there are no messy adhesives or gum irritation.

Schedule an Appointment

Replace your missing teeth for a fuller smile. You can call our office at (202) 851-7554. You can also schedule an appointment with us online here.