After installation, the implant heals for several weeks, gradually fusing into the bone. After healing, a crown or other prosthetic work is created and placed on top of the implant. In some cases, we can put a crown on an implant immediately after it is installed; in other cases, we can even install the implant immediately after a tooth extraction and place a crown on it immediately, all in one visit. However, this is only temporary and is replaced with a more permanent crown after the implant has healed. The timing of all steps is part of the treatment plan which the patient will know in advance.