The absence of one or more teeth may be filled with a bridge, but for this purpose the adjacent front and back teeth may get ground down. This would not be a problem unless they are defective. Should the particular teeth be healthy and free of decay, the filing down of those teeth constitutes a damage and is an assault in our opinion!
Depending on the bone’s condition here is the possibility to place an implant into the former teeth socket, which works like an anchor.
After a certain healing time we can anchor a crown onto this implants and thus shaping a complete new tooth.
The same technique works with a complete edentulous jaw.