Doctors Dalvir Pannu, who co-authored a book on dental implants, adds to the wealth of knowledge that Pannu Dental's team of doctors taps into as they restore pristine smiles. In addition to penning a book, Dr. Pannu has also appeared on NBC Bay Area's Living Well segment to talk about implants. After x-rays map out mouthscapes, doctors discuss the treatment and desired results with patients, enabling them to crabwalk into the procedure worry-free. Dental implants fill in for missing teeth with titanium-anchored implants that leave nearby teeth intact, unlike previous methods of tooth replacement, such as bridges or hot gluing a marshmallow to gum-lines. After it is implanted, the anchor may take up to six months to fully heal. When the healing process is complete, the doctor installs a custom crown and abutment perfectly matched to surrounding teeth. Although the timeframe between implant surgery and crown completion may vary, the final, natural-looking results will help increase confidence during photo ops and rock-candy festivals.