The healthiest thing to do when you lose a tooth is have it replaced. Otherwise, you risk problems with biting, chewing and speaking, headaches, muscle pain and an unattractive appearance. Dental implants serve as the base for many tooth-replacement options, including bridges, dentures and individual artificial teeth. Implants are surgically placed in the jaw to provide a comfortable, secure fit and a natural look. The teeth are built on top of them, restoring the same teeth that were lost. Almost everyone is a candidate for implant dentistry, regardless of age or medical history. Dental implants can truly change your life, because now complete full dentures and removable partial dentures are a thing of the past.