Gaps between teeth can be uncomfortable and cause people to favor chewing on the opposite side where a full set of teeth are present. Dental implants provide a perfect solution for a missing tooth, replacing the missing function that is necessary and desired. These tooth replacements act and feel just like real teeth with the added benefit of not being susceptible to decay. Below shows how a missing tooth gets replaced. First the implant is installed and allowed to heal for two months. Once the bone securely fuses to the implant, the crown is then placed on top and the tooth is complete!