Implant dentistry is one of the most important areas to the future of general dentistry. Essentially, an implant replaces a missing tooth and functions as a synthetic root that a restoration is placed upon. After placing an implant, some time is often given for the body to adjust and integrate that implant into the jaw structure. Implants may also be used to improve retention of removable partials and dentures. Dental implants provide a multitude of new options for patient treatment that, in the past, were not possible through traditional methods.