Most of the time, dentists want you to keep your teeth.
But there are times when a tooth has become infected or damaged to a point where it can’t be saved. When this happens, you (and your smile) will be better if you take out the offending tooth and replace it with something else.
A dental implant and dental crown can give you a complete prosthetic tooth. From a practical standpoint, it will function like a natural tooth, and it will look like a natural tooth, too.