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Congenitally Missing Teeth

Most adults are fortunate to develop a full complement of teeth – 32 in total including wisdom teeth.  Though it’s normal and somewhat expected that wisdom teeth don’t erupt, when other adult teeth fail to come in this can pose greater concerns. A young adult’s bite can be compromised due to a lack of teeth,
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When Adult Teeth Don’t Develop

Not everyone is fortunate enough to have all their teeth erupt on time and in place. About 20% of the population is actually missing adult teeth due to a lack of development — meaning their adult tooth-bud never even existed. “Congenitally missing teeth” is the jargon science term for when a genetic factor influences tooth
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