Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and can also provide a fixed solution for removable, partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for both these dental appliances. Dental implants are artificial roots (usually made from titanium) and teeth that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist, oral surgeon or other specialist. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient's smile! They are very strong, stable and durable and will last many years, but on occasion, they may have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.