Implants are screws that are placed in the bone on which crowns or dentures can be placed to replace missing teeth. If you are keen to pursue this option, please discuss this with your dentist who can make a referral to someone trained in implants. The procedures vary greatly from case to case but would generally involve a surgical procedure where the implant is placed. The implant will be left for a period of time to allow the bone to heal around the implant. After a few months, you will be made numb again and the gum recut to expose the top of the implant. Work will then begin over a few visits to place the crown or denture.