Dental implants are the replacement of tooth roots in the mouth.  Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth.  Dental implants are small anchors made of a biocompatible metal called titanium, which are placed in the jawbone.  The anchors begin to fuse with the bone over a few months.  After the fusing process, known as osseointegration, abutment posts are inserted into the anchors to allow for the permanent attachment of the replacement teeth.