Dental implants can help stop and, in some cases, reverse the effects of tooth loss. Generally, three months after placing the dental implant, adequate bone will have grown onto the surface of the implant so it is strong enough to withstand normal function. (This process is known as osseointegration.)
An unfortunate side effect of tooth loss is actually jawbone loss, which deteriorates your smile and ages you significantly. In addition, it can put a strain on your oral health and overall bodily health.