A dental implant restoration replaces a missing tooth. It has a “root” below the gum and a “tooth” above the gum. Implants look and function like natural teeth making them the best treatment option, and long-term solution for teeth replacement. Since the 1980s, dentists have been utilizing dental implants to replace missing teeth. The doctors of the CDIC were some of the first dentists in Ohio to place dental implants. They have 30+ years of experience, successfully placing hundreds of them. The implant is made with extremely durable and long lasting materials. The “root” is titanium and the “crown” is porcelain. The implant becomes integrated into the bone giving it great strength to withstand the tremendous pressures exerted by the muscles of mastication (chewing). It functions like a natural tooth, and also feels solid and natural to the patient. The dental implant surpasses all other tooth replacement options. It differs from other teeth replacement options, like crowns and bridges, by actively preserving the bones of the upper and lower jaws. The CDIC team of specialists carefully evaluates every patient’s dental condition and makes the most appropriate recommendation.