What Are My Options For Missing Teeth?

Are you missing one or multiple teeth? Are you looking for high-quality restorative dental solutions? Dr. Shruti Chahal and her dental team offer dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures to patients in Calgary, Alberta. Filling the gaps in your smile offers multiple benefits. Patients who receive restorative treatments are able to maintain their facial structure and the function of their teeth. But what causes missing teeth in the first place, and how can missing teeth be restored?

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Causes of Missing Teeth

There are several common causes of missing teeth, including:

  • Injury
  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Genetics
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders

Patients with these conditions are more prone to losing one or more teeth. There are also multiple difficulties that patients face when they lose teeth.

Problems Associated with Missing Teeth

When left untreated, missing teeth can cause even more dental problems. Some problems include:

  • Speech issues
  • Facial sagging
  • Difficulty biting and chewing
  • Bone loss
  • Irregular bite
  • Crooked teeth

However, there are dental solutions that can improve the appearance of teeth as well as overall oral health.

Restorative Dental Treatments 

Prior to treatment, Dr. Chahal will assess the health of your teeth and gums. She will also ensure that your chosen solution aligns well with your specific oral health goals and budget. Learn more about the treatments offered in Dr. Chahal’s Calgary office:

Dental Implants

Dental implants consist of a titanium post that is surgically inserted into the jaw bone. Single missing teeth or multiple Many patients may forget that they have dental implants because they look and feel natural.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges restore multiple teeth and can be secured with dental implants for a permanent restoration. This option also utilizes adjacent healthy teeth to ensure that the bridge is stable.


Dentures are a great restoration option for patients who are missing full arches of teeth. Like dental bridges, dentures can be secured with dental implants without the use of messy adhesives or the risk of slippage.

Contact Our Office

Do you want a fuller and functional smile? Call (403) 910-5452 for comfortable and comprehensive restorative solutions. You can also schedule an appointment with Dr. Chahal on our website.