Implants use titanium "fixtures" placed in the bone and bonded (adhered) to replace missing teeth or to stabilize prosthetics (dentures). These are often used instead of bridges to help maintain the original tooth structure of the healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth. Implant Crowns Many people often think that the procedure of placing an implant is painful and terrifying. But the truth is otherwise. Placing an implant feels no different than having any other dental procedure like fillings. Implant Supported Crowns are a great alternative to bridges when replacing a missing tooth because they are less evassive and do not require adjacent teeth to be drilled and shaved. It's like having your own tooth placed inside your mouth! Implants are certainly an excellent option to keep in mind if you are planning to replace missing teeth in your mouth. Here at Your Family Dentist you can be sure to be completely satisfied with the quality work that our team puts forth to make sure your are happy and confident in your smile.