In addition to dentures and partials, an alternative to replace missing teeth are implants. Implants are typically done to replace a single missing tooth, but if you have several missing teeth you may still be a candidate. The results are more permanent, maintain your bone health, and look more realistic.
A small titanium screw is surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone where a tooth is missing. It serves as the tooth root and anchor for the crown, bridge, or denture that is placed over it. Like other restoration they are very durable and strong and will last many years, but may need to be re-tightened or replaced in the future.