Tooth replacement options may include one or more of the following:
- Removable partial dentures
- Removable complete dentures
- Hybrid fixed partial and complete dentures
- Orthodontic movement
Options depend on an individualized assessment, the health of neighboring teeth, the way the bite fits together (occlusion), and the time and resources a patient wishes to devote to the procedures and appliances. Some are “fixed,” meaning they stay in the mouth, while others are “removable” and are removed at bedtime. Whenever possible, a fixed option is preferred because it feels and looks more natural and comfortable.