Replacing Missing Teeth

Implants
  • Most similar to natural teeth
  • Fixed in place
  • Does not rely on remaining natural teeth
  • Higher cost
Bridges
  • Very similar to natural teeth
  • Fixed in place
  • May require heavy drilling of natural teeth
  • Harder to clean than implants
Dentures
  • Cost effective replacement of multiple teeth
  • If natural teeth are lost, false teeth can often be added to the denture
  • Must be put in and taken out the mouth each day
  • May move while in place
Accepting a Gap
  • Zero cost option
  • Allows healing before permanent denture, bridge or implant
  • Neighbouring teeth may move undesireably
  • The resulting gap may be visible