Dental implants are popular in today’s dental society for a number of reasons. Implants are utilized to offer patients a foundation for new restorative teeth where natural teeth are missing or have been extracted. The implant offers the patient the opportunity to regain normal function of the tooth without being forced to resort to a bridge or a denture. Dr. Vitter has been restoring dental implants since 1981 and is a recognized specialist in this field. Dr. Mendez is the Director of the Implant Clinic at the LSU School of Dentistry.