To be able to wear a denture comfortably requires sufficient retention. Bone is invariably lost when teeth are pulled and then continues to reabsorb and shrink back, resulting in poor-fitting loose dentures. These consistently require remaking and never function as natural teeth. Eating, speech and overall functions are severely compromised. Most times, even if the root can be saved, a good dentist can give a patient good functioning and esthetically-pleasing, long-lasting teeth. Today, dental implants, used to anchor a denture, add stability and are an ideal choice for most denture patients.