A dental implant is a replacement for your tooth’s roots and is anchored to your jaw bone. Once put into place, these implants enable the dentist to attach a cap, denture, or bridge to them. These are designed to be long-lasting and with care can last for many years. They are not your teeth but can function just like them. An implant is made out of titanium. The amount of bone density in your jawbone will determine the type of implant that you receive.