In recent years dental implants have become available as one way to replace missing teeth or dentures. A titanium screw is placed in the jawbone. These screws can then be used to hold a variety of solutions which can be permanently attached to the bone looking and feeling like your own teeth. The result can rejuvenate the appearance of the mouth while restoring its natural function and comfort. The complete treatment can take some time but is generally finished between two and four months. For those who wish, implant placement can be done as a day patient in hospital under general anaesthesia, but in many cases it is done in the dental chair with about the same level of discomfort as a routine filling.