Adult tooth loss is an unfortunate dental problem that can result from injury, severe tooth decay, or advanced cases of gum disease. Tooth loss is an obvious condition that greatly compromises the aesthetics of the smile. Tooth loss also puts the health of surrounding teeth, gums, and the jaw bone at risk. Even the loss of one tooth can throw off the alignment of the teeth and lead to bone deterioration. For these reasons it is extremely important to address tooth loss. Dental implants are the most secure replacement for missing teeth. These artificial tooth roots are surgically implanted into the jaw bone to anchor artificial teeth and stimulate the gums and jaw.