Dental implants give patients an exceptional option for replacing missing teeth. This surgery involves multiple visits to a dentist. At the first visit, a local anesthetic is administered. An incision is made to expose the bone where the implant will be placed. The bone is prepared and an implant is twisted into position. The incision is closed and allowed to heal. About 3 to 6 months later, following confirmation of osteointegration of the implant, the second surgical visit is scheduled. An abutment is placed during the second surgical visit. The final surgical visit involves teeth fabrication and attachment to the implant. Your dentist will discuss your dental implant procedure and create a treatment plan.