Consider dental implants to be a permanent root replacement for a lost tooth. Implants are typically made from titanium, which is a material that offers a number of benefits including its inability to resist corrosion.
The tooth implant will need to be surgically placed into the jaw. Once it is in place, it will serve as a replacement root for a prosthetic tooth, or crown. Once the titanium implant, or artificial root, has been surgically place into the gum, it will start to fuse to the bone that is in your jaw.