A Dental implant is also known as endosseous implant or fixture is a dental procedure that anchors (small screw) to the jawbone to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge or denture. The small screw acts as a replacement tooth root. Dental implants are often used to retain artificial teeth, facial prosthetics or to act as anchor points for orthodontics. This procedure is a great way to correct a missing tooth. It can be for cosmetic reasons or because it affects your speech or chewing. When you have a missing tooth it can also create bone loss around the area of the missing tooth. If you lose your tooth by accident or disease there is a way to restore your smile. Dental implants are choice preferred by many people to eliminate the hassle of dentures, partial dentures and sometimes a choice for people that do not want to have to remove partial structure for a bridge. You can either have a single implant or several implants and also have implants put in to support a full set of dentures.