Bridge is a treatment method to replace the missing teeth with artificial teeth by suspending across the distance between the adjacent teeth. The adjacent natural teeth should be prepared (trimmed) in order to support the artificial teeth, which may lead to damage of the abutment teeth and result in a bone loss after long-term use.
Removable dentures can be categorized into partial denture and complete denture Patients missing teeth partially are adequate to have partial dentures that uses clasps to gain retention from the abutment teeth, whereas, edentulous patients need a complete denture that gains retention from the gum tissue. Adaptation period is necessary because dentures might cause irritation or pain to the patients. Because of its weak biting force in comparison to bridge or implant, patients with dentures often have a hard time chewing tough and hard foods.
Implant is the closest rehabilitating method to natural tooth without damaging the adjacent teeth.