Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The implants are tiny titanium posts placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The titanium creates a solid foundation for artificial teeth by bonding directly to the bone. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs from missing teeth. The person who has lost teeth can eat virtually anything and smile confidently, knowing that teeth appear natural. Dental implants are changing the way people live. With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh, and enjoy life.