In the case of missing teeth, a dental implant may be the best option for you. Dental implants are the most durable and functional tooth replacement option available today. An oral surgeon will insert a titanium post in your jaw. This serves as the root of the tooth. An abutment attaches this root to the crown that Dr. Gassman will place on that implant. A dental implant can replace a natural tooth for a lifetime. You may even come to forget that the implant is not your natural tooth.