Implants are small titanium posts that are placed directly into the jawbone at a site where teeth are missing. The implant bonds with the bone structure, mimics the root of a tooth, and creates a strong and long-lasting foundation for artificial teeth. At Oasis Dental, Dr. Gherman will build on this foundation to create a replica of the missing tooth. She will fabricate an abutment, a small post that protrudes from the gums, to custom-fit the implant and the space. She will, at the same time, fabricate a crown over the abutment to complete the restoration. Implants can be used to secure not only single crowns, but also bridges and dentures, and to tremendously improve the qualities of function and aesthetics.