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One of the things that has resonated with me through the years is that the fewer teeth that you have, the other teeth are taking that additional strain. So meaning if you’re missing one or two teeth, then that means those other teeth are making up that function, that habit because you have to chew no matter what. So if you’re able to replace teeth that decreases the overall strain that the other ones have, then it’s going to give you a better overall dental life. So replacing a missing tooth, there’s all sorts of options that range from just the temporary, as far as, “Hey, I need something ASAP,” just being a flipper that would come in out of a patient’s mouth. You can also do a bridge as far as to fill that space. So case-by-case implants are an amazing option to replace a missing tooth for a patient, just because it’s localized, it replaces one tooth and we can get a really nice restorative, functional anesthetic result.