Implants are the gold standard of care for dentistry due to its success and the ability to not compromise any of the patient's other teeth. If you are missing a tooth or a few teeth, you do not have to settle for a bridge or dentures anymore because implants are available to replace missing teeth. Implants are metal screws that are usually not rejected by the body. Initially, the dentist must decide if you are a good candidate for implants such as taking into account the bone volume within your oral cavity, any systemic conditions you may be suffering from, and your daily habits such as smoking may prevent you from being a candidate for an implant because the implant would fail. If you have a missing tooth and want to replace it with an implant, contact our office to set up an appointment at NexGen Dentistry in National City, California.