A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury or some other tooth failure reason. The whole process of implant placement is guided by a digital scan of the teeth and bone so that the proper size and placement of the implant is completed successfully. Dental implant treatment plans are different for each individual. A proper assessment of the patient’s medications, medical history, bone levels and oral health should be assessed during the treatment planning process to achieve the goals of implant dentistry.