A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. Dental Implant is a dental treatment to replace tooth root artificially. Dental Implant treatment was performed even before thirteen hundred years by Mayan civilization. Swedish Professor Peringvar brought revolution in implant treatment by using titanium which was successfully incorporated into bone. Loosing a tooth root can create series of problems for you. Without the root, the bone around the missing tooth will gradually recede causing the remaining teeth to shift. Chewing becomes difficult and sometimes lead to and lead to sore gum tissue and additional pain. A dental implant is made of titanium and shaped like a screw. The dental implant is placed into the jawbone and serves as a secure root for the new tooth. Once the dental implant is in place, several different types of dental restorations, such as crowns, bridges or dentures, can be attached.