A dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium metal. It is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of the natural tooth. An artificial replacement tooth (a crown and post) is then attached to the implant. The implant acts as an anchor to hold the replacement tooth in place. Dental implants can be used as a solution for replacing single or multiple missing teeth, and for stabilizing dentures. The procedure is gentle with minimal post-operative discomfort.