When teeth are lost or removed there are a several options available.
Permanent, strong, aesthetic, predictble
Dental implants are generally considered the 'best' option in most cases.
Use your own teeth to close spaces
Traditional braces and 'clear aligners' can move posterior teeth forwards to close a space where a tooth has been lost. But this can take 1 -2 years.
Not all missing teeth need replacing
Many people are able to tolerate a missing posterior tooth with minimal issues. However, missing anterior teeth are a significant cosmetic issue for most patients.
Removable devices that are removed each night
Dentures can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire set of teeth.
Traditional Dental Bridge
A traditional dental bridge can replace 1 or 2 missing teeth
Bridges require neighbouring teeth to be 'shaved' down considerably, & they rely on the neighbouring teeth for a lifetime. If either of the neighbouring teeth fail, the entire bridge is lost.