Dental implants are an ideal way to replace missing teeth in most cases. They are the preferred prosthetic for both clinical and cosmetic reasons, one being that they rely on a patient’s actual bone for support. Compared to a dental bridge, the implant is easier to clean, and spares the neighboring teeth from needing crowns and added chewing forces. Dental implants give a stable base, upon which to place a crown and are a proven, long lasting alternative to dentures and dental bridges. Implants bond with the bone as ‘substitute roots’ to form a stable foundation for permanent replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.