A dental implant procedure involves a titanium based anchor to secure a replacement tooth permanently in place. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth. They are custom-made to match your natural teeth and are meant to fill the space where a tooth has been extracted. With modern advancements and dental health improvements, implants are a great alternative to partial or full dentures. Just as comfortable as natural teeth, they allow you to chew and talk effortlessly. Implant work is done with a skilled dental practitioner who specializes in oral surgery. The first step requires several x-rays of the jaw and head to determine suitability for implant surgery. A post is then implanted in the bone which will be used to keep the new tooth in place. Securing the false tooth to the post is completed when the site has successfully healed and the jaw is ready to support the new tooth or teeth.