For individuals who wish to replace missing teeth, Dr. Peck has found that dental implants can be an effective long-term solution. Implants provide greater structural support and last longer than either bridges or dentures. Implants serve as the artificial root to which new teeth are bonded. The placement of dental implants can help prevent the loss of jawbone, a very typical problem associated with missing teeth. Dental Implants are typically constructed of titanium, a strong and safe material that effectively attaches to bone. The procedure to insert dental implants typically involve three steps: the implant insertion stage, osseointegration (the period of healing for the jawbone), and the attachment of the restoration or new tooth.