The surgeon needs to have a follow-up if he himself treated you. Otherwise, it's not needed.
Usually you go back 3-4 months later, but it depends on the type of implant procedure.
1. Is a removable partial denture. A fake tooth on a framework that you wear. Make sure there is no metal. This is the least expensive option.
2. This is called a bridge. This is a fake tooth that is attached to the teeth ahead and behind. Again no metal. Be advised that the teeth ahead and behind need to be strong enough and
must be reshaped or shaved down to allow room for bridge
3. The other option is a dental implant. Make sure again no metal. There are ceramic implants that are more biocompatible and better for your body. This is a new root and tooth that looks and acts like the real thing.
4. Not replacing the tooth is an option if finances and logistics are a concern.
Esthetics and function are what matters most.
Dr. Mark Berkowitz