An implant is a titanium screw that is implanted into the bone of the jaw to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, or act as an anchor for a denture. An implant is an option for treatment if you are missing a tooth or having one extracted and have enough bone to hold the implant. A dental work-up needs to be done to make sure you are a good candidate for a dental implant. Dr. Deanna Mathisen and her team at Eastern Hills Family Dental are happy to sit down with you and discuss your options to see if you are a good candidate for an implant.