A dental implant is a screw-like medical device that replaces a missing tooth root. Implants provide a strong, durable, and long-term alternative to removable dentures, whether partial or complete. Dental implants made of titanium are placed in the bone of the jaw and become a part of the jaw bone with a process known as osseointegration. Following the placement of the implant, an artificial tooth is placed. The artificial tooth is made to match your natural teeth, and is capable of performing each and every activity from chewing, grinding to cutting.