If you are missing one or more teeth, you have probably thought about dental implants as a solution. Implant posts, placed in the jawbone, offer a secure attachment for a lifelike crown. If you are considering implants, the first step is a comprehensive consultation with an oral surgeon. At this appointment, sophisticated dental technology can be used to view and photograph your teeth and jaw structure. Your overall health and medications you take regularly can also affect the recommendation for dental implant surgery.