A dental implant is very much like a natural tooth, which has a root in your jawbone, topped by a crown that you can see. When you and your dentist decide on an implant, an oral surgeon will place the implant or metal post beneath your gum and into the bone. It fuses to the bone in your jaw and acts like the root of a tooth. After healing, your dentist will make a replacement crown on the metal post, designed to blend in with the way your own teeth look and feel. Dental implants also can be used to anchor dentures securely.
Because implants require surgery, our practice works closely with Dr Robert Hinkle of Hinkle Dental Arts www.dublindentalimplants.com in the placement and restoration process of dental implants.