When dental implants are placed, they fuse to the bone and act as the patient’s own teeth. In order for the implant to be stable and functional, it must first anchor to the bone. To determine whether an implant has been anchored to the bone or if one has become subject to peri-implant disease, we have a tool that can measure the implant stability. A small post can be inserted into the implant painlessly and then an instrument that looks very similar to an electric toothbrush is placed in proximity to the implant. This post will vibrate at a certain frequency range to determine all stable the implant is in the bone. Digital measurement of 55-80 indicates that the implant is securely attached to the bone. A measurement below 55 indicates that the implant is not adequately fused to the bone. This device is used often when trying to determine if an implant has become diseased and lost its attachment to the bone.