Implants are titanium screws placed in the jawbone. They serve as a replacement for a root and are used to attach a crown, bridge or prosthesis. Sufficient bone must be present for implants to be placed. The process of placing an implant until the final crown, bridge or prosthesis is attached takes several months. After placing the implants, it is important to cool the area thoroughly. Swelling may occur on the treated side of the face; paracetamol can serve as good pain relief.