This is a procedure with a small surgical site a Titanium cylinder is placed in the jaw bone. This replaces the root of the missing tooth. After healing period, a crown is fabricated to fit to the implant. This enables you to replace a missing tooth without touching your natural teeth. This is an alternative to a Fixed Bridge where natural teeth are prepared. Implants are 96-97 percent successful and safe. Implants can also be placed in a person with no teeth. The implants provide an attachment for a denture to clip to. A lower denture(on bottom) has a tendency to move because of many moving parts (tongue etc.).