Dental implants are an ideal option for replacing missing teeth. In cases where a tooth is not salvageable, a bone graft is placed in the site after the extraction to facilitate future implant placement. The graft fills the socket of the tooth and promotes faster and more effective healing. An implant is a titanium post that is inserted into the jawbone, creating an artificial tooth root that protects the patient from bone loss and prevents shifting of adjacent and opposing teeth. A few weeks after the implant is placed, a natural-looking implant crown can be fabricated to maintain health, function and esthetics.