Example before and after of crowns and fixed bridge to replace a missing tooth.
This is a solution where an implant - usually made of titanium - is placed in the jawbone to simulate a tooth root. After integration, (where the bone grows in and around the implant), the implant can be restored with an abutment and crown to make a new tooth. This is not an immediate solution, but by industry standards this is the very best solution.
Removable / Partial Dentures
This is a solution to replace a number of teeth, relatively inexpensively, with a removable, plastic and/or metal restoration. The partial dentures are removed every day for cleaning. They are attached to the teeth by either metal clasps or flexible plastic clasps that match your gums. This is the least desirable but can functions as a temporary solution while implants are integrating.
-- standard -- implant support