Fortunately we now have advances in technology that allow us to replace a single missing tooth or several missing teeth in a way that does not need to be anchored to other teeth. Dental implants are titanium root replacements that are placed into your jaw bone after an extraction. At Oak Hills Dentistry, our doctors are trained to remove diseased or broken teeth, grow bone where it is needed (a process called grafting), and place dental implants. When a tooth is removed, an implant can sometimes be placed the same day. After 3-6 months of healing and ensuring the implant is firmly anchored inside your jaw, a tooth restoration can be placed.