Dental implants are an investment. There's the financial cost, and the fact that the implant requires surgery, recovery time, and diligence while the implant is being incorporated into your jaw (which is a mechanism known as osseointegration). If you're informed that your dental implant might require some form of protection, it's in your best interests to follow this advice. Fortunately, this protection doesn't require much effort on your part, and you can literally do it in your sleep.
You can lose your teeth due to oral trauma, normal aging, or dental infections. When the milk is already spilled, you will have no other choice but replace the missing tooth. The longer you wait to find a replacement, the more you risk losing more teeth.
The dental care industry has come a long way to provide effective teeth replacements after teeth loss. Dental implant treatments are some of the most preferred and popular remedies for tooth loss.
If you are scheduled to have some type of oral surgery done — such as if you need to have impacted wisdom teeth removed or if you are having surgery done for TMJ — then it's probably important to you for everything to go well during the procedure. The primary thing that you can do to prepare yourself and ensure that things go well is to talk to your oral surgeon and to follow their advice.