A dental implant is an artificial tooth inserted directly into the jaw. Most people find that implants feel more natural and secure than dentures and other substitutes. If you have otherwise healthy gums and bone, you could be an ideal candidate for dental implants. Dr. Ridge places and restores most of the implants our patients need and want. Dr. Ridge attended a year-long preceptorship in implantology at the University of Texas San Antonio School of Dentistry to gain advanced knowledge in implants. He is a Fellow in the International College of Oral Implantologists.