In some dental situations a tooth can actually be replaced the same day of extraction with an immediately loaded implant and a temporary crown. A temporary post and crown is placed on the implant while it is integrating into the bone. Once the implant is fully integrated, usually in approximately 3-4- months, the permanent crown can be prepared for placement.
The same process can be used to replace multiple teeth in a similar manner. Again a proper diagnosis and treatment plan is of great importance and must be done before proceeding.