Removing a tooth can create problems. When a tooth is removed and not replaced, the surrounding teeth may shift and/or move. This shifting can make biting and chewing difficult and may make it harder to clean your teeth. Areas that are not cleaned well are more likely to get gum disease.
A dental implant can be used to replace a missing tooth. By substituting the root of the missing tooth, it prevents further serious complications that can arise if the missing tooth is left untreated. It usually requires multiple appointments to complete.