The first thing a person should do is to approach an oral surgeon, so he can make a dental treatment plan. These treatment plans are tailor made for each individual. The oral surgeon checks to see the condition of the patient, and determine the best approach for placing the implant.
The next step is to place a root implant into the gum. The implant is placed exactly where the missing tooth used to be. The oral surgeon leaves the implant alone for several weeks to give the jawbone some time to heal. The healing period usually lasts about six to twelve weeks.