Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, several teeth or all the teeth. In some instances, the implant can be placed immediately following a tooth extraction. Since each individual has a unique set of dental conditions, the implant placement must be tailored to your specific case, including location, number and type of implant. During the consult and planning stages, Dr. Patel will determine if any additional supportive treatments are necessary. This can range from bone grafting (adding cadaver or synthetic bone) the site, to sinus augmentation (raising the sinus floor and adding bone to create more available to support the implant). She will also work closely with your current dentist to coordinate your care so that we restore your functional and esthetic harmony to its optimum state.