When you lose a tooth, it doesn’t just affect your smile. It also affects your bite. Your remaining teeth may start to move out of place, and you may have a more difficult time biting hard foods. Dentures, and similar treatments, provide adequate replacements. But none of them have the same look and feel like real teeth, and all of them require significantly more upkeep.
With a dental implant, once it’s installed, you treat it not unlike any other tooth. You still brush and floss, but you do not need to take it out, wash it, glue it in, or otherwise think about it over the course of your day. Most people will also not be able to tell you to have a replacement tooth at first glance, giving you back a more confident smile.