If you are missing a tooth because of periodontal disease, severe tooth decay, a traumatic injury or genetics, a dental implant can be the ideal tooth replacement. An implant is a small titanium post that Dr. Haradon or Dr. Lackler surgically embeds in your jawbone. This post becomes your new tooth root that fuses with the surrounding gum and bone tissue. When you’ve healed, a tooth restoration is attached. Dental implants provide several advantages over other tooth replacement options such as bridgework or dentures. Read on to find out what those advantages are.