If you’ve lost a tooth, your dentist may have recommended getting a dental implant to fill the empty space and allow for optimal function of your teeth. The dental implant itself is only a replacement for the root of the lost tooth, so after the implant has been placed, you’ll still need to get a restoration, or replacement tooth. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.
Beyond aesthetics, replacing teeth that are damaged or lost helps to maintain a health mouth and jaw. A full set of teeth will aid you in chewing, speech, and general hygiene by ensuring the tissue stays stimulated and healthy.