A tooth implant, commonly referred to as a dental implant, is a replacement tooth root. An implant acts as a strong foundation for a removable or permanent replacement tooth. Dental implants are an alternative treatment to the traditional bridges or dentures, states WebMD.
The root tooth implant is a small titanium post that is placed into the bone socket. As the jawbone heals, it bonds with the implant fastening it securely in position. A replacement tooth called a crown is attached to the implant using a connector post. The implant allows the replacement tooth to function, feel and look natural, notes WebMD.