This surgical procedure is done when there are teeth missing or need to be extracted because they are unhealthy. The implant is inserted into the bone and mimics the root of a tooth. A crown can then be placed on top of the implant to act like a real tooth.
One of the greatest myths about implants is that they are painful. In fact, the body accepts the implant as if it was meant to be there, and pain is rarely associated with its placement. Depending on your specific case, this procedure, along with the placement of the crown, may be able to be done in one day.