A dental implant is a an anchor for one or more false teeth. They consist of metal screws that are placed into the jaw bone. They are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing and are anchored in acting as tooth root substitutes. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.