Question 2. I'm missing a few teeth. Do I really need them replaced?

Yes. Missing teeth allow bone in your jaw to deteriorate. Because your other teeth must take on an additional workload, they can shift out of place, altering your occlusion (how upper and lower teeth fit together) and your smile. Furthermore, when teeth are missing, you're likely to lose even more teeth. Modern bridgework, partials, and dental implants replace lost teeth and will restore the integrity of your oral health and smile. Ask Dr. Preeti Nare about replacement options, and she'll provide you with all the information you need to make informed decisions about prosthetic dentistry.