There are several options for replacing missing teeth, and the best one for you depends on several factors, including the number and location of the missing teeth, the health of the remaining teeth and gums, budget and personal preferences.
Here are some of the most common options:
Dental implants: A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically implanted into the jawbone. Once it has fused with the bone, a crown is placed on top to replace the missing tooth/teeth. Dental implants are a popular option because they look and function like natural teeth and can last a lifetime with proper care.
Dentures: Dentures are removable prosthetic devices that can replace one or more missing teeth. They come in two types: complete dentures, which replace all the teeth in the upper or lower jaw, and partial dentures, which replace only a few missing teeth. Dentures can be made of acrylic, chrome, or a combination of both.
Bridges: A dental bridge is a fixed appliance that is used to replace one or more missing teeth. It consists of one or more artificial teeth that are anchored to the remaining natural teeth on either side of the gap. Bridges can be made of porcelain, metal, or a combination of both.
Your dentist can evaluate your individual situation and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan.