When teeth are missing in the jaw, fixed artificial teeth can be provided by inserting titanium implants which serve as the tooth or foundation for the teeth. Titanium implants serve as the artificial root in the jaw to support crowns and dentures. These implants provide a very stable support to help restore function and appearance. The implants are placed in the clinic under local anaesthetic and after a period of healing the artificial teeth are fabricated. Implants are used in combinations with bridges, dentures or crowns to replace any number of missing teeth.