Whether you need to replace one tooth, a few teeth or all your teeth then you should consider the ultimate in dental implant prosthetics- fixed non-removable teeth.
Replacing a Few Teeth
For front teeth it is best for the implants to be placed at the same time that the tooth is lost, provided there is no active infection.
(dental work and photograph copyright of Dr. Arvanitis)
Replacing All Your Teeth
A fixed denture has the advantage of lower cost as all the teeth are off the shelf acrylic denture teeth supported by a metal and acrylic frame. Its main disadvantage is that these acrylic teeth are softer and more likely to wear out in time than porcelain. The same goes for the frame acrylic.
Fixed porcelain bridges have the advantage over stock acrylic denture teeth in that the porcelain is much stronger, wear resistant, color stable and more likely to last decades as opposed to years.
This photograph shows the front view of a porcelain bridge made by Dr. Arvanitis