A dental implant is a wonderful option for replacing a single or even multiple teeth. An implant is a titanium screw which is inserted into the bone in the area of a missing tooth. Titanium is a bio-compatible material and the very same material that is safely and routinely used in medical procedures such as hip and other complete joint replacements. When the implant is placed it requires approximately 3 months to osseointegrate or heal into the bone. Once the implant has fused into the bone a crown is made to fit onto the implant. Implants have a success rate of over 95%, they do not affect adjacent teeth, they improve function and esthetics and will never decay. They are an excellent option for replacing missing teeth.