When one or more teeth are lost a dental implant is often the best choice. A dental implant consist of a treaded titanium post that fuses with the bone of the jaw, the abutment attaches to the post and is the part that protrudes above the gums and the crown that is cemented to the abutment. A dental implant is very stable and doesn’t involve modifying any other teeth like a bridge. They have a long track record of success in patients that are good candidates. Dental implants are also used to secure conventional dentures. Two or more implants and their abutments are placed in the jawbone then a precision attachment is imbedded into your denture. These precision attachments then snap onto the implant abutment securing the denture to the jaw. This greatly enhances a patients ability to chew.