Getting an implant involves a surgical procedure performed under local anaesthetic. This is to place the implant into the jaw bone, which then triggers a healing process that will integrate the implant into your jaw bone. The advantage of this is that the body believes the implant to be a natural entity. Therefore, the jawbone is no longer at risk of shrinking away at the site where a tooth has been lost.
Not only does this protect your jawbone health, but it also prevents your face from suffering the aesthetic changes that can accompany tooth loss.