When someone has to have a tooth removed implants can be presented as an option to replace it. When indicated, implants are becoming the “gold” standard of replacing missing teeth. An implant is a prosthetic device that is placed by either an Oral Surgeon or a Periodontist and is meant to replace one or multiple missing teeth without touching the teeth next to the space. After the appropriate healing period the dentists at Lemay Family Dentistry will then restore the implant with an abutment and crown. Although the entire process from start to finish can be lengthy in time frame, implants can be a great alternative to some of the more traditional methods of replacing teeth.