Obtaining an implant is a collaborative process between myself and your general dentist. The surgical is stage, is my part and the reconstructive stage is the part of your general dentist. The surgical procedure is performed to place a titanium implant in the empty tooth socket. Once you are ready for implant placement, you will be given antibiotics a week or so prior to the surgical appointment so as to reduce chances of any infection developing. In order to assure your comfort during the surgery, a couple of options will be discussed prior to the appointment.