If you are missing several teeth, a series of dental implants can be used to replace them. Because dental implants are so strong, you do not need one dental implant for each missing tooth. A few properly positioned implants can support a fairly large number of teeth. Because these implants integrate with your jawbone they offer the best opportunity to preserve your jawbone in addition to restoring esthetics and function without involving your natural adjacent teeth. Additionally, implants never decay and will never require root canal treatment.