Why get dental implants. Besides restoring their smile, dental implants also prevent the jawbone from deteriorating. This is a risk when a person loses a tooth because the body reabsorbs the bone material. This causes the jawbone to lose height. Once the healing process is completed, dental implants are very comfortable and feel like the person’s natural teeth. Implants don’t require the dentist to reshape the adjacent teeth as they would if they were installing a bridge, and they improve the patient’s ability to eat. Dental implants have also proven to be long lasting, especially if they are well cared for. Because they are permanent, the patient never has to worry about them falling out.