Do you have a missing tooth or a gap in your teeth that you’ve been meaning to replace or fix? A dental implant permanently attaches to your bone, like a tooth root, which holds a crown securely. The crown placed on top of the implant makes it feel and function like your other teeth. This is an important benefit and feature of a dental implant because it allows for eating and speaking with ease. Traditional bridges or dentures may not be an option for everyone because of a comfort and fit issue or sore spots; this is why dental implants may be a better option. Dental implants may also be a better option because there are no additional teeth that need to be prepared or ground down to hold the new teeth, than that of where the dental implant is being placed.