A dental implant is often described as a titanium “screw” placed inside the
jaw bone which will form the post for attaching an artificial tooth or crown.
This is the latest development in dentistry and is probably the closest to
natural replacement of missing teeth. Medical grade titanium alloy is the only
foreign substance that is tolerated in the body without rejection and had been
used in medical applications such as artificial joints for many years. Its use
in dental implants has now been close to 30 years.