What treatment options are available?
Well, you could have the missing teeth replaced by a removable partial (or complete) denture or by a fixed bridge or you could have them replaced by dental implants. Dental implants are safe, with rigorous research being done over the past 50 years. Dental implants are essentially biocompatible, medical-grade titanium screws surgically installed in the jaw bone, with the dental prosthesis (be it crown, bridges or dentures) fabricated over it.
Dental implants are a conservative way of restoring missing teeth – no drilling of the neighboring teeth (as in bridges) or reliance on neighboring teeth for support and retention (as in dentures). What's more, dental implants look and feel natural, functioning like your natural teeth in terms of speech, eating and general comfort. In fact, you can look at dental implants as your second permanent teeth!