Implantation A dental implant is a small screw made of metal. It is composed of titanium (or zirconium) which forms an intimate bond to bone as the body takes it as its own material. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth. Single Tooth Dental Implants The ideal solution to this problem is to replace the missing tooth with a dental implant based artificial crown. This is an optimal solution as there is no need to reduce in size the adjacent teeth and cement root canals close to healthy teeth under a common bridge construction. Multiple Teeth Dental Implants A fixed bridge anchored to dental implants is a modern technology. The solid bridge, consisting of artificial teeth that resemble natural ones, is firmly fixed on implants. As a result the adjacent healthy teeth remain unaffected.