A. There are arguments in favor of both, and the right answer for you depends on the current condition of your mouth and your budget. A dental implant is essentially a replacement tooth that is just as strong and functions just as well as a normal tooth. There’s no need to modify neighboring teeth as there is with a bridge. However, today’s dental bridges are very long-lasting and also function as one or more replacement teeth. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Gallien to discuss which option is right for you.