The Best Way to Replace Missing Teeth
Dental implants are considered the best and most natural way to replace missing teeth. An implant takes the place of the root of the tooth, and a crown is made to replace the portion above the gums. If you are a candidate, dental implants are the most natural way to replace missing teeth.
As the name implies, a dental bridge replaces a missing tooth by anchoring to the teeth on either side of the space. If the anchor teeth have been weakened by large fillings, this could be a great option for you. A bridge can protect these teeth and replace the missing teeth at the same time. Unfortunately, however, it is difficult to clean around a bridge.
Sometimes there is either not enough bone to support an implant, or not a tooth on either side of the space to anchor a bridge to. In these situations a removable partial denture or a complete denture may make sense. Dentures can be difficult to get used to, but they can greatly increase your ability to eat when other options are not practical.