Dental implants have been around for a long time, and what we have discovered is that they are the most predictable procedure that is currently done in dentistry. Once a tooth is removed, the bone surrounding the root begins to melt away. The body no longer needs the bone, so nature doesn’t use precious resources to maintain it. Soon the bone is completely gone and you may notice how the face caves in the area. It becomes more difficult to restore function to an area that is missing large amount of bone, so your quality of life diminishes. Implants prevents this from happening, that’s why it is so important to place your implant soon after you have a missing tooth. For more information, call our office at 946-0442. Mahalo!