What is a dental implant?
An implant is a thin metal cylinder surgically implanted into the bone of the jaw to replace the root of a missing tooth. They can be used to secure a single crown or, in the case of mini implants, an entire denture. They are a permanent solution.
There are several different designs of implants to suit many different needs. Your dentist will discuss with you the best option in your case. You want to make sure that they are properly trained and have the experience to successfully perform this procedure.