Patients are turning to dental implants for tooth loss because of the long-term, natural looking results. The benefits of dental implants offered by Dr. Thomas Gonzales D.D.S. include the elimination of bone loss and possible effects on neighboring teeth. While bridges and dentures also offer reliable, solutions for tooth loss, they are uncomfortable and cumbersome on the patient. When dental implants are placed and properly cared for, they can last you a lifetime. Unlike dentures and bridges, the dental implant process includes the benefits of osseointegration.