Dental implants are like your third set of teeth in case of traditional treatment options for tooth replacements and addresses short term cosmetic problem of missing teeth.
In case of bridge options adjacent healthy teeth are grounded to serve as posts (supports the missing tooth) which are at risk of cavities. For implants the healthy teeth are left alone. They serve as similar to natural teeth and that is why its recognized as standard care for tooth replacement.
Commonly a titanium screw is placed into your jaw-bone below the gum tissue(provided with enough bone support if not, procedures are done to regenerate enough bone) over which a custom made tooth crown is replaced, you may not be able to tell it apart from your natural teeth.
It’s absolutely a painless procedure under local anesthesia under 3 steps:
Dental implants can be placed in most adults who are in good to moderate health. Certain uncontrolled medical conditions may decrease the effectiveness if implant treatment, so be sure to discuss your full medical history with your doctor.