Bridges and dentures used to be the only option for those wishing to replace missing teeth. However, these conventional treatments don't always provide the most stable or most convenient treatment for single tooth extractions due to disease or damage. For some people, implants are a great treatment option. They offer stability, because the implant is fused to the bone and a crown is cemented to the implant. The result is a natural looking smile and full oral function. If you have missing teeth, ask your dentist about implants as an alternative.