Dental implants are artificial teeth composed of pure titanium. The implant is placed into the jaw and functions like your natural teeth. They look and feel exactly like your own. The implant is made up of a few parts including the implant itself, an abutment and a crown. The human body bonds with the metal through a process known as osseointegration during healing. Dental implants can be a single implant or an entire upper/lower set. This will depend on the severity of the patient’s tooth loss, as every mouth is different. Patients have to be good candidates for dental implants. If a patient has existing gum damage, adjustments may need to be made. However, most patients are able to receive dental implants without issue.