There are other options other than dental implants.
Having a bridge that is less invasive and more cost-effective is often a better option for some people.
A bridge replaces one or more teeth missing. It consists of an artificial tooth anchored to the adjacent natural teeth.
If a tooth is lost through an accident or is too badly decayed to save with a crown, a bridge may be the treatment of choice.
An advantage of bridgework, the appearance of the teeth surrounding the missing tooth, can also be improved.