If you loose a tooth due to an accident and the tooth is recovered quickly you have a chance to save the tooth by going straight to a dentist and having it reattached. However often too much time passes between the loss of the tooth and getting the dental care needed. At that point you will need to think about how you are going to replace the tooth.
One way is by having a dental implant. Implants are artificial roots for a tooth that is placed in your mouth and attached to a replacement tooth. They do not rest on other teeth to support the replacement tooth, but rather are rooted into the gums. A dental implant will look just like any of your other teeth and work and function the same. Dental implants are a great substitute for dentures and bridge work. They are secure, and do not feel or look fake. The only problem with the procedure is the high cost.
Many dental insurance plans do not cover for dental implants but there is still an option if your insurance plan does not offer benefits for implants. If implants works is needed then you may want to get a dental discount plan. On a dental discount plan you will be able to save money off the cost of having dental implants as long as there is a provider in the plan that does that type of dental services. It is worth looking into when deciding about implant dental work.