While losing a permanent tooth is never optimal, it can occur. Advanced gum disease, severe decay and extensive tooth trauma can require you to part with one or more of your natural teeth. Fortunately, there are excellent ways to replace your missing teeth. Dental implants are undoubtedly the best way to do so. They provide a replacement tooth that looks, feels and functions most like your natural tooth. Dental implants use a titanium post that is surgically placed in you jawbone to act as your tooth root. This gives patients an unrivaled sense of stability and security when it comes to prosthetic teeth.