People with missing teeth have difficulty doing certain things that most people are fortunate to take for granted. Like eating and talking. Just one missing tooth—to say nothing of several—can make chewing some foods a challenge. As a consequence, malnourishment may become a very real concern. Also, teeth play a critical role in a person’s ability to speak clearly and enunciate words. If teeth are missing, then a person may be reluctant to talk. The result is lowered self-esteem and confidence, both of which can have adverse effects in both social and professional settings. Thus, the need to replace missing teeth is crucial for physical and emotional well-being. You have several options to choose from for tooth replacement, but one of the best is a dental implant. At Drake & Voto in Owasso, OK, our dentists have restored smiles and confidence for many patients with beautiful and comfortable dental implants.