The normal scenario where someone has dental implants fitted is that they have lost one or more teeth, either because they have fallen out of their own accord, or because the person in question has a tooth or teeth extracted. This leads us to consider a slightly different scenario where the person still has their teeth in place, and there is a possibility that they might be saved.
A prime example of when this might be is if someone has a damaged tooth. This could be a tooth that is broken or chipped, either due to an accident or from biting down on a very hard piece of food. Here the question they need to ask is not how they are going to replace a tooth, but whether they should have the tooth repaired or extracted. Obviously, if it is the latter, then dental implants will be one of those replacement options.
If we consider tooth damage and when a repair might be the most appropriate option, we have to be aware that the enamel on our is extremely strong. In fact, it is the hardest substance that exists our entire bodies. This means that within our body is it the substance that should be able to stand up to most things it encounters.