Dental implants are one of the best ways to replace missing tooth/ teeth. An implant is like an artificial tooth root which is inserted into the jaw bone where a tooth is missing. One or more implants can be used, depending on how many teeth are missing and the size of the edentulous space. A full implant treatment will take about 6 months to complete. During the treatment, there can be temporary appliances inserted to cover the gap of the missing tooth/teeth and protect the healing of the area. Implants are also commonly used to support and retain dentures for patients.