Dental implants look and function like your natural tooth. Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. Dental implants are maintained by routine hygiene visits to your dental office. Dental implants decrease the possibility of bone loss, periodontal disease, tooth movement, and further tooth loss. Dental implants replace the need for a removable full or partial denture. Dental implants focus only on the tooth or teeth that are missing. A traditional bridge would involve the two or more adjacent teeth being compromised to create a false tooth in between.