Dental Implants are a wonderful option for replacing a lost tooth or multiple teeth. They are titanium cylinders that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw to function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth. The missing tooth's roots are replaced by the implant. A single tooth implant is a freestanding unit and does not involve treatment on the adjoining teeth. Multiple teeth can be replaced with 2 or more implants. A connector is placed on the implant and a crown is built onto this "post" to form a solid natural looking tooth. Implants can successfully replace teeth in the back or the front of the mouth. A type of dental implant can also be placed to help support complete dentures if they are too loose. Many options of dental implants exist and Dr. Bienenfeld can discuss all types with you and together determine the best treatment for tooth loss.