Dental implants are titanium screws that are gently inserted into the jaw bone, where they serve as permanent, solid anchors for new teeth. These teeth provide patients with the comfort, function and esthetics similar to their own original teeth. Dr. Portuondo is an oral surgeon, who has had extensive training and experience in implant surgery. The single most important factor in the success of your implant treatment is the surgeon rendering your care. For anyone with one or several missing teeth, dental implants have become important options to anchor and support new teeth that resemble the missing ones.