A dental implant looks and performs like a natural tooth, which is why people have them for functional as well as cosmetic reasons. If properly looked after, dental implants have the potential to last for years. Dental implants are considered a permanent restoration, and unlike a denture or partial denture, it is not necessary to remove the dental implant at night. Dental implants are recommended for healthy people that have adequate bone levels in their jaw to support the dental implant. Healthy gum tissue that is free of periodontal disease is also important in order for your dental implant treatment to be successful. This means that regular dental teeth cleanings & check-ups are very important.