Missing teeth are not just problems for cosmetic dentistry near Providence. As you will learn in this video, missing teeth can put you at serious risk for other health issues. While cosmetic dentistry now has many techniques available for restoring missing teeth, losing a tooth can cause major oral and overall health problems. If you have lost a tooth due to periodontal disease, your gum disease puts you at higher risk for diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and certain kinds of cancer. If you do not get dental implants or dentures to support the gaps between your teeth, your healthy jawbone will also begin to deteriorate.