What are Dental Implants? Dental implants make it possible for people who have lost teeth due to decay, gum disease, injury, congenital defects, and other reasons to acquire permanent, natural-looking replacement teeth. Missing teeth can not only make many people self-conscious when smiling or talking, they can also affect chewing and speaking. Unlike bridges and dentures, dental implants provide a durable, long-lasting replacement for missing teeth. With dental implants, there is less risk of gum irritation and no slipping, as dental implants are custom-designed for each patient and are made to become permanent parts of the mouth. Dublin Woods will refer you to one of our trusted local periodontists or surgeons to place the titanium implant body. Once healing has completed one of our doctors will restore the area with a natural looking tooth or fixed denture. For more information on implants click on the link below.