Dental implant is a small titanium screw which is surgically placed into the jaw bone. It replaces the root of the missing tooth and serves as a support for your new tooth (crown) or teeth (a row of crowns also known
collectively as a bridge). Dental implants can also be used as attachment or support for full dentures in cases where all teeth are missing.
It is currently the best approach to replace missing teeth as it gives long term success and durability.
There will be some discomfort after implant placement, similar to extraction of a tooth. It is normal to have some bruising and swelling too but your dentist will prescribe some painkiller and anti-swelling medications. You will be advised to adhere to soft diet after the surgery. You should brush your teeth but to avoid the surgical area for the first two weeks.