A dental implant offers a permanent solution to missing teeth. It is a replacement for a missing root, and involves a screw or mount of sorts.
An Implant is placed surgically and allowed to heal.
The remaining area of the gums and bone underneath it grows around the implant and holds it in place.
Your dentist will pick an appropriate shade to match your existing teeth, to fill in an existing gap. Hence implants are great for restoring function naturally, and not allowing any missing teeth to impair your daily activities and slow you down.