A dental implant is a synthetic tooth that is permanently implanted into the mouth where a natural tooth has been prior. A small titanium post is inserted into the canal, fusing with the bone. Once the post is bonded, the implant becomes extraordinarily strong and stable. Then the artificial tooth is attached, restoring not only your appearance, but providing all the function of a natural tooth. With teeth restored, the stability of the existing teeth is greatly improved as well. Dental implants are a permanent, natural looking and feeling, fully functional solution to tooth loss. The implant procedure usually takes about 6-8 months to complete from start to finish.