Is there a cheaper alternative to dental implants? If there are pieces of teeth in the mouth, an alternative to the implant may be a suitable option. It is held in place by half-prosthetic clips or special holders. It can perform good duty instead of the extracted tooth. Next to the affected tooth, the bridge is a good alternative to the implant if there is a tooth. There are many different bridges but all of them have to use neighboring teeth as a basis. If a prosthesis is considered, it continues to be used by changing or correcting it.