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Dental implants offer a permanent, natural-looking solution to missing teeth. A dental implant is a small titanium screw or cylinder which is surgically placed in the upper or lower jawbone, providing a permanent anchor for an artificial tooth. A patient may have a single dental implant for one missing tooth, or several dental implants to replace multiple missing teeth. Unlike dental bridges, the adjoining healthy teeth are not disturbed when placing a dental implant. Dental implants can stabilize dentures so that they do not shift in the patient's mouth. In addition, in some cases, a series of dental implants can be placed, thus eliminating the need for a traditional denture. Please ask Dr. Smith about the other health benefits of dental implants.