Dental implants are known as the gold standard for the replacement for missing teeth. As we age, some of us will lose teeth due to disease, injury, or simple daily wear. In addition to bringing about unwanted changes to your facial appearance, missing teeth have a negative effect on your confidence and self-esteem. Dental implants are sturdy titanium posts that are anchored directly into the jawbone and capped with realistic replacement tooth to provide the same stability and usability as that of your natural teeth. Implants feel, look and perform just like your own teeth and have a longevity like no other if maintained well. In addition, since the posts that secure the implant in place are directly integrated into the jaw bone, they help to prevent bone loss and gum recession.