If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it. A dental implant replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root. If you have a missing tooth, then the most long-lasting, effective and natural looking replacement is undoubtedly a single dental implant. Dental implants are placed into your jaw bone to provide a solid artificial ‘root’ for a tooth.The tooth will be perfectly shape- and colour-matched to blend in with your surrounding teeth. Once in place, they are as strong as a natural tooth and have the potential to last a lifetime.