Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat in comfort, smile with confidence and speak clearly. Their teeth appear natural and the facial contours are preserved. While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. Dental implants are artificial tooth root replacements that have been around since the 1950s. Today, implant techniques provide a range of replacement solutions for patients missing one, multiple or all teeth. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. The implants are essentially titanium fictures that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds or osseointegrates with the titanium, creating a strong foundation. Additional benefits of implants are that they can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing. Implant-supported teeth are permanently cemented and most patients comment on their natural feel. Implants can be used by a denture wearer as it will stabilize their removable prosthesis by securing a series of implants under the denture. Dental implants can truly change a patient's quality of life. With implants, you are able to engage with your daily life in a normal fashion and rediscover the comfort and confidence to eat and laugh!