If your dentist has recently suggested dental implants, then you are sure to have plenty of questions. Fortunately, the implant process is relatively straightforward. In layman’s terms, your oral surgeon is going to replace the root of your tooth with a medical-grade metal post. This metal post will be drilled into your jawbone for stability. Over a few months, your bone will integrate with the post. Then your surgeon will be able to place an abutment and crown, giving the appearance of a completely natural tooth. Some patients might first need a bone graft though.