If you are unfamiliar with dental implants, then we will teach a few important facts. Dental implants are needed when you have to extract a tooth completely. If you have a root canal, the tooth can be saved and a cap will be placed on top of it. But if you have a very deep cavity, too much tooth decay, or another reason, you will have to remove the tooth completely. You will then be left with a gaping hole and to keep your perfect smile, you need to replace this tooth.
A dental implant is when they will implant a small screw into that hole to act as an artificial tooth root. They then will screw on a fake tooth on top of that so it has something to grip on to. Before you know it, that hole will be closed and your smile will be restored. Dental implants can be quite expensive. If you don’t have dental insurance, you should definitely speak with your dentist or oral surgeon and see if there is a special payment plan you can get on if you are worried about the cost.