Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. While dentures can be effective in some cases, implants more closely resemble a natural tooth both in appearance and in function. Inserting a dental implant is an extremely successful procedure with a success rate of over 98%, and a minimal time is needed to fully recover from the procedure. Since it is a common procedure, many insurance policies will cover some portion of the cost of dental implants, and since it is a permanent solution to missing teeth you do not have to worry about the maintenance of implants beyond your normal hygienic routine. If you are considering dental implants, contact our dental staff at the NWI Center. We will assist you directly, or if need be, refer you to an implantologist or other specialist.