Dental implants were first introduced to dentistry in the early 1980s and have quickly become the premium standard for tooth replacement. Traditionally, dentists would have suggested a bridge, however, this procedure often meant compromising the health of the two adjacent teeth. In the case of dental implants, a small titanium post is placed into the jaw bone just below the gum line and acts like the root of the tooth. To the post is attached an artificial tooth that looks and feels like a real tooth. Implants offer a long-lasting option for tooth replacement with no detriment to any neighbouring teeth. Most implants will last a lifetime.