Tooth loss can occur at any age and for a variety of reasons. Some people have missing teeth because of severe tooth decay or serious injury. For others, the reason is advanced gum disease that necessitated tooth extraction. Why you have a tooth missing is less important than making sure you have a tooth replacement. At Mod Squad Dental, Dr. Greg Friedman and the team use dental implants Scripps Ranch residents can count on to renew their smiles and provide strength and security when they chew and speak.