Are there gaps or spaces in your smile? Are you missing one or more permanent teeth? To restore the beauty and functionality of your smile, Dr. Orazio may recommend dental implants. Dental implants are made of a dental implant post and a dental restoration. The implant post is surgically placed in your jaw, where it acts as replacement tooth roots. The dental restoration, which can be a dental crown, dental bridge, or dentures, is attached to the implant post.