Dental Implant Mankato MN is designed to substitute a missing root, thus maintaining an artificial tooth in its place. Implants are designed to mimic natural teeth. They can do this because dentists anchor the implant firmly in the jaw, which hold it in place. These dental pieces are usually made of titanium, ceramic materials or titanium alloys, all of which are generally tolerated by the body. Moreover, studies show that titanium adheres well to human bone, as well.