The final step in the dental implant procedure is placing the permanent dental crown. Your dentist will take images and impressions of your teeth so that a dental crown (artificial tooth) can be custom made to match the curvature, color, and shape of your natural teeth. Technology has become so advanced that many people can’t even tell the difference between the natural and artificial teeth. Once your dental implant has securely bonded with the jawbone, and your permanent crown is finished, your dentist will fasten your permanent dental crown to the abutment atop the dental implant. Because of the anchored support, you can expect to chew normally and follow similar hygiene care for your implant as for other teeth. In some cases, two or more dental implants are positioned and topped with a dental bridge or a denture instead of a crown.