Dental implants are the most natural way to replace a missing tooth. We will work with your dentist to facilitate this for you. A dental implant is a biocompatible threaded post that serves as a foundation for your new tooth.
Its placement is the surgical part of this 2 doctor process. Implants are primarily placed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons undergo 4-6 years of training to master this surgery. They are the true dental specialists for this procedure. At San Diego Surgical Arts you may chose to have your procedure done awake under local anesthesia or under sedation. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the ONLY dental specialists certified to administer general anesthesia.