Dental implants are small titanium posts which are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal posts then as act 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. Dental implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.