The biggest advantage is saving jawbone deterioration. Once a tooth is removed from the mouth, the body begins to break down the bone where the tooth no longer exists. The more teeth that are missing the more bone that is broken down. Your body believes the bone is no longer needed because it isn’t supporting a tooth. Eventually this results in shrinking of the jawbone which leads to facial collapse around the mouth. With dental implants jawbone shrinkage can be stopped and restored. The bone will recognize it is needed to support the implant and bond to the titanium post.