If you do need to have a tooth extracted, your dentist may recommend an implant to replace it. The implant will give you a more natural smile, but it can also stop the remaining teeth from shifting or becoming cooked.
Implants are simply artificial teeth composed of metal and porcelain. They are designed to look just look natural teeth, so no one will know you are wearing them. The implant has two distinct parts – a titanium implant body that is used to replace the root and a crown piece that is custom colored to match your remaining teeth.
In addition to protecting your remaining teeth after an extraction, implants are often used to anchor dentures, especially lower dentures that tend to shift when their wearers talk or chew. Your dentist may also recommend implants to replace partial dentures and give you a more natural look.