In the past, tooth loss used to be treated with removable dentures or bridges. Dental implants have revolutionised treatment for people with broken or absent teeth.
Dental bridges are designed to ‘bridge’ the gap when there are missing teeth. They use adjacent teeth to support the missing teeth and may be an option if implant treatment is not possible.
Dental crowns also known as ‘caps’ are designed to reinforce and restore teeth that have been damaged because of injury or by decay.
Dentures are designed to replace missing teeth in the form of either complete sets of teeth known as a ‘full denture’ or a few teeth with a ‘partial denture’.
They are all removable.