When you develop gaps in your smile due to missing teeth, the temptation is there to stop sharing it with the outside world at all. This hit to your self-confidence can often be difficult to overcome. Yet you should know that you are not alone; the American College of Prosthodontists reports that as many as 120 million American adults are missing at least one tooth. You are also not without treatment options, some of which may be more effective than others.   Dealing with Dentures   For years, dentures and replacement bridges were the primary options when it came to replacing missing teeth. While these treatments can help you to project a healthier smile, they also come with some inherent challenges in terms of their upkeep. First off, their care differs from that of regular teeth, forcing you to buy specialty products in order to maintain them. Plus, talking, eating or any activities that require the extensive movement of your jaw can cause them to come loose from their supporting gum adhesive ...