Another popular way of replacing teeth is by having an implant placed. An oral surgeon would place the implant into the jaw bone, in a painless way. After about 6 months of healing, to make sure the bone grows around the implant (which resembles a small screw), you will come back to see us. We are responsible for putting a tooth on top of the implant, and making it look like the rest of your teeth. The advantages to the implant is that rarely does anything ever go wrong with them; they do not decay; they are permanently seated in your mouth; because they are not connected to the surrounding teeth, you can floss easily; and also if something ever happens to a surrounding tooth, the implant would not be jeopardized, since it is acting as a stand-alone tooth. It is one of the most advanced methods to replace teeth, and for that reason we recommend implants when it becomes an option.