Saskatoon Dental Group is a locally owned, full-scale Saskatoon dental clinic offering general dentistry services. At Saskatoon Dental Group, we are dedicated to offering excellent care to our amazing patients who are like family to us. We are grateful to treat whole families in Saskatoon across multiple generations and have a multicultural team speaking multiple languages. Today, we are going to talk about needing a dental bridge or an implant.

Dental Bridge or Implant

Dental bridges and implants are both effective ways to replace missing teeth, but they differ in their approach and suitability for different situations. Here, we’ll explore the differences between dental bridges and implants to help you make an informed decision about which option is right for you.

Dental Bridges:

A dental bridge is a fixed dental restoration that fills the gap created by missing teeth. It involves using the adjacent teeth as anchors and placing a prosthetic tooth or teeth in between them. Bridges are typically made of porcelain or ceramic, making them natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing.

There are different types of bridges available, such as traditional bridges, cantilever bridges, and Maryland bridges. Traditional bridges are the most commonly used type, and they require the adjacent teeth to be reshaped to support the bridge. The downside is that this can weaken healthy teeth and lead to future dental problems.


Dental implants, on the other hand, are a permanent solution for missing teeth. They involve surgically inserting a titanium post into the jawbone, which acts as a replacement root. Once the implant fuses with the bone, a crown is attached to the post, which looks and functions like a natural tooth.

Implants are more expensive than bridges, but they offer a range of benefits. They don’t require adjacent teeth to be modified, and they can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. Implants are also durable and long-lasting, with proper care, they can last a lifetime.

Which is right for you? Ultimately, the decision between a dental bridge and an implant depends on your individual situation. Dental bridges may be a better option if you have healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth, and the gap is not too wide. Implants may be a better choice if you want a permanent solution that looks and functions like a natural tooth, and you have sufficient jawbone to support the implant.

In conclusion, dental bridges and implants are both effective options for replacing missing teeth, but they differ in their approach and suitability. Consult with your Saskatoon Dental Group dentist to determine which option is best for you based on your dental health, lifestyle, and budget.

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The Saskatoon Dental Group Team


Picture: Model of a mouth with an implant at Saskatoon Dental Group Office.