How do I know whether to get a bridge or an implant?
The advantage of getting an implant is that you are able to floss between your teeth, just as you do with your own teeth. An implant will also help to preserve the bone supporting the tooth. The other advantage is that the teeth on either side of the missing tooth will not have to be prepared as they would to accept the bridge.
However, this is not a good option for everyone. Since implants require surgery, patients seeking implants must be in good overall health and have healthy gums. It’s also necessary for you to have enough bone structure to support the implant. When you see the dentist, you can be fully evaluated to see which option is best for you.