If I am missing teeth, what routes can be taken to resolve this? What are the pros and cons of each option?

There are three options for replacing missing teeth. These are dental implants, fixed bridges and removable bridges.

Dental Implants

Pros:

  • Feels like a natural tooth
  • Surrounding teeth are not involved in the process

Cons:

  • Not for everyone
  • Placement of implants can be a lengthy process

Fixed Bridge

Pros:

  • Have the functionality, visual appearance and feel of natural teeth
  • Do not have to be removed when cleaning teeth

Cons:

  • Surrounding teeth are affected

Removable Bridge

Pros:

  • Easily repairable

Cons:

  • Less stable
  • Might break or get lost
  • May be uncomfortable