Dental implants are long-term replacements for missing teeth and are surgically placed in the jawbone. Implants can never get cavities, and studies have shown that implants have a 95% success rate after 10 years. With the exception of children whose jaws are still growing, dental implants can be a healthy solution for people of all ages who would like to replace a missing tooth or many teeth. Implants are designed to look and feel like natural teeth and most can be placed in our office. If you are missing a tooth, need an extraction and would like to replace the tooth, or have ill-fitting dentures, implants may provide a solution. Implant procedures typically take several visits, and it is important to know up front that the entire process will likely take several months. However, implants are the absolute gold standard when it comes to replacing missing teeth, and it takes time to do them properly and carefully. After a consultation visit to review your specific case, Dr. Sardina or Dr. Adams can discuss if and how implants might be used to improve the health, function, and esthetics of your mouth.