A fixed bridge is a dental prosthetic used to replace missing teeth. It is used by patients who still have some of their natural teeth, as the bridge anchors itself to neighboring teeth (called the abutment teeth).
Full dentures, or complete dentures, are a removable device that can be used to replace missing teeth.
Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw.
A dental implant is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor.
A dental flipper is the traditional manner to temporarily restore the area where teeth have been removed.