Dental implants replace missing teeth. An implant is a small titanium post that is surgically implanted into the bone. The bone grows around the implant and forms a tight connection. Once the implant is firmly set in the mouth, a replacement tooth is attached to it. Implants can be made to look just like natural teeth. In addition to single tooth replacement, implants can be used as support as part of an implant bridge or an implant retained denture. Implants can restore your ability to enjoy eating again.