What are the dental implants and why do they matter in medicine? The term refers to a structure that may replace a missing tooth. A dental surgery is required to do that. The healthcare professional has to input an implant into the jawbone to make it look and act as an artificial tooth. They are called crowns. The idea is that the special device connects the new tooth to the implant. A professional should help to find a suitable replacement based on the patient’s color and peculiarities.