Single Implant by Dr. Orphanos: This patient fractured his crown off. He had an implant placed and a custom abutment and implant crown made. Can you tell which is the implant? The purpose of an implant is to mimic nature and to be as natural looking as possible. To this day this patient forgets which is the implant and which are his natural teeth. This photo was taken 2 years after his implant procedure was performed, illustrating a long lasting natural look.