What’s the difference between a dental bridge and an implant? And which treatment option is right for you? Missing or extracted teeth raise concerns of drifting & possible misalignment of not only the adjacent teeth but also the opposing teeth. Proper replacement is the key to a healthy smile! Your dentist may suggest different options, including a dental bridge or a dental implant. Often the dental implant is ideal, but numerous factors will need to be considered, including the timing of the tooth loss and general oral health. Learn more about the differences in the procedures so that you and your dentist can decide the best course of treatment.