One of the preferred ways to replace a missing tooth is with a dental implant. A dental implant is kind of like a small screw in the jawbone that acts as an anchor to support a crown. At Cope Dentistry, we work with several oral surgeons and periodontists who specialize in placing implants. After the implant placement, it takes around 6 months for the bone and gum tissues to heal and grow around the implant until it is strong enough to hold a custom-made crown. The final implant-supported crown functions so much like a natural tooth that many people forget which tooth is the implant! Implants are also placed to help dentures stay in place. If you have a loose denture or are looking to replace missing teeth with implants, ask us if you are a good candidate for dental implants.