An implant functions the same way the root of your tooth functions. It supports the crown, the chewing portion of your tooth that you see when you smile. If you are missing several teeth in a row, multiple implants can be placed for individual crowns or as a bridge. After the implant is placed and is fully healed into your bone, an Abutment is then screwed into the implant. Once fully healed a crown is then attached to the implant abutment. Implants are the most predictable, long lasting, BEST solution for missing teeth.