A modern dental implant is a process of replacing a missing tooth. The first step in the process a dental implant is by inserting the implant to your jawbone which will eventually bond with the bone. The implant looks like a small screw with an impression on the top. Once the implant is inserted, an abutment is placed on top which will be the piece that supports the crown (fake tooth). A crown will be placed onto the abutment. This crown will be previously custom made to match the surrounding teeth to give an aesthetically pleasing appearance.