Missing teeth can result in issues such as changes in bite tension and tooth slippage. Implants are the most reliable way to replace teeth as they are the strongest and most effective method. Dental implants help preserve the jawbone, which in turn can then prevent gum recession. An implant is a new tooth made of metal and porcelain that looks just like your natural tooth. It’s composed of two main parts: one part is the titanium implant body that substitutes the missing root, and the second part is the tooth-colored crown that is cemented on top of the implant. Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can destabilize your bite and cause you discomfort. Implants are a great way to replace your missing teeth, and if properly maintained, can last a lifetime. Implants are a permanent alternative to dentures, partial dentures or bridges.