There are basically 3 different methods of replacing missing teeth. First is the implant. This involves a titanium screw directly placed into the bone. The artificial tooth is then placed on top of the implant. Second is the bridge, here the teeth that are on either side of the missing teeth are used to hold the artificial tooth. This is then cemented in. Third is the partial denture that is held in place by the existing teeth. This is not permanently cemented in. The particular method chosen depends on various factors including, which teeth are missing, existing bone condition and of course one’s budget.