If a tooth is lost or in need of extraction for any reason, (i.e. tooth decay, injury, periodontal disease, extremely poor oral health), dental implants are the best means for tooth/teeth replacement. A dental implant functions to replace a lost tooth in order to look natural, allow you to function normally, and allow your bone to strengthen where it grew weak. In addition, dental implants do away with the need for less permanent alternatives such as dentures or dental bridges. These alternatives often lead to more bone deterioration and interfere with one’s ability to speak, smile, and eat normally. Dental implants completely eliminate the inability to function. Not only to dental implants help to regenerate the bone, they provide the patient with a fully functioning smile.