When people are missing one or more teeth, implants can be placed in these areas to replace the lost teeth, and restore both function and cosmetics. To anyone who has worn dentures or partials, there is nothing like your own teeth. Implants provide the best form of tooth replacement therapy available and should be considered first in treatment planning. The field of implants is constantly changing and many implant systems are available. Selection is based on location and function of the future implant. There are two phases of implant placement. The surgical phase performed by an implantologist, and the restorative phase performed by your dentist who creates the perio-prosthetic tooth above the bone. Prior to the selection of implant system, the dentist should have working study models of the patient and consult with both the lab technician and the implantologist to decide on the position and type of implant to be placed. Only then can optimal aesthetics and function be achieved. Implants maintain a very high success rate based on patient selection, implant selection, and patient maintenance with home care and regular checkups.