It’s likely you or someone you know has had to have their 3rd molars (or wisdom teeth) removed. As the last teeth to come into your mouth, your 3rd molars often cause issues, whether it be that they come in at the wrong angle, or that they’ve suffered more decay simply because of their position and being harder to clean. Because of this, it’s often recommended that these teeth are removed, even as a preventative measure.
Recent developments in the field of dentistry have allowed dentists to create replacements for teeth that not only look like natural teeth, but function like them as well. These “implants” are surgically placed in the bone, and the tooth is later restored with a crown, bridge or denture. With implants available, patients now have a permanent option that is both effective and cosmetically advantageous.