Dental implants are manufactured posts acting as artificial “roots” for your new teeth which are installed into the jawbone. Usually made from biocompatible titanium, the jawbone grows around and into the titanium to provide a solid anchor for your new tooth or teeth. When ready, your permanent crown(s) or denture(s) are attached to a special screw called an “abutment” in the top of the post to create a healthy gum shape.