The gold standard of replacing missing teeth in the 21st Century, an implant is essentially a screw-like device that gets placed into the bone where the tooth or teeth are missing. Once the bone and gums have integrated well around the implant, a tooth can be built upon it to restore esthetics and function using what is called an abutment and a crown. While we currently do not place implants in our office, we work with a great team of surgeons for that service. Our team then handles placement of the abutment and the crown onto the implant. We project that within a few years we will be able to offer some implant placement here in our office as well.