Dental implants replace missing teeth. They are fixtures that are inserted into underlying bone to serve as the base for an artificial tooth. They are metal posts or frames that are surgically placed beneath your gums. After placement, the bone fuses to the implant in your jaw and act as artificial tooth roots. Replacement teeth are then mounted to the implant. One key advantage of implants is that they offer stable support to artificial teeth. This secure fit also helps replacement teeth feel more natural than conventional bridges or dentures. Implant placement involves more than one oral surgery, so candidates must be in overall good health. Candidates need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. Meticulous oral hygiene and regular visits are crucial to the long-term success of the dental implant.