A dental implant to replace a missing tooth is considered the standard of care and is the best option for many reasons. Alternatively, a cemented fixed bridge utilizing the teeth on either side of the missing tooth could be fabricated. Fixed bridges, although initially less expensive than an implant crown, often fail due to decay in 10 years on average, creating a more complicated replacement. Replacement costs are significantly less with implants. Implants do not decay and rarely have complications if placed by an experienced competent surgeon and restored by an experience and qualified restorative dentist.