The dental implant replaces the missing tooth root and preserves the remaining bone by stimulating the bone cells to remain after the natural tooth root is removed. There are numerous advantages to dental implants over traditional methods of replacing missing teeth. Dental implants maintain the integrity of your facial structures by preserving your natural bone. Dental implants eliminate the need to grind down healthy tooth structure, the way you would when creating a fixed bridge. Dental implants eliminate the pain associated with ill-fitting partial and full dentures, and make it possible to eat foods you normally would not be able to chew and eat with regular dentures. Dental implants enhance your overall quality of life.