Implants are a great option for patients that are missing one or more teeth. They are synthetic replacements that are very similar to your natural tooth.
Below is a flow chart of the Implant Process:
Some patients will need some bone grafting before the implant can be placed. In those cases, the oral surgeon will do that at the time of the TE (tooth extraction). The oral surgeon will want you to heal for 4-6 months before placing the implant.