As a dental implant must be surgically anchored onto your jawbone, the procedure needs to be performed at the dental surgery. The operation can be done over one or two visits, with the use of a local anaesthesia. This should not be painful, although there may be some post surgery discomfort, which will be managed with painkillers. The process can take up to nine months to complete, but each patient heals differently, so times will vary.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.