Dental implants have many advantages over other solutions for replacing teeth. They’re the closest solution to our own natural teeth for replacement of missing or extracted teeth. In some situations a tooth or multiple teeth can be extracted, implants placed and temporary crowns completed all in the same appointment. An implant actually replaces the root of an extracted or missing tooth helping to prevent the loss of bone that occurs following extractions. The implant becomes the new foundation for the Doctor to rebuild the missing tooth or teeth.