Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. The implant process is performed over the course of a few months. Initially, the implant is placed. An incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary. After the implants are placed it is given 3-6 months to heal. During this healing time you can have temporary crowns inserted so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile. After the implant has healed it is time to create your permanent crown and complete your smile!