Implant dentistry has revolutionized the way we help individuals with missing teeth. There are many clinical situations today that are treated differently than they were ten years ago thanks to the continuing improvement in this discipline. Often a cylinder- shaped titanium implant can be surgically placed in the jaw and used to replace a missing tooth. The bone in the jaw fills in around the implant (osseointegration), and a crown is then placed on the implant. It feels very much like a real tooth. Implants can also be used if a patient is missing all or most of his teeth to create bridges or implant-supported dentures which feel like biting on real teeth and do not inhibit taste as conventional dentures sometimes do. Since the early 90’s, the use of implants has grown tremendously, and our practice reflects that growth. We have successfully restored hundreds of implants for our patients.