When it comes to dental implants there may be no time like the present. Dental implants have proven a predictable way to replace missing teeth without using the adjacent teeth for support. When a tooth is lost, over time, the bone changes and may be less optimal to support an implant. While there are procedures to enhance available bone, these may be avoided in some cases when treated sooner rather than later. The teeth surrounding the space can also shift over time, which can require additional procedures to create needed room to replace the tooth. For some patients, these additional procedures and costs can be avoided. If you are missing teeth, learn more about your situation and options. It may be time well spent!