Dental implant fixing treatment is by far one of the best dental treatments to treat the problem of missing teeth. This modern form of dentistry offers a long-lasting, successful and aesthetically appealing substitute for your missing teeth that gels well with your jawbone and helps to maintain its health. Upon removing a damaged or decayed tooth, the entire tooth along with its root and crown are completely lost. Under such circumstances your dentist might suggest you to get a dental implant done. Dental implants are minimally invasive surgical techniques that are usually carried out under local anaesthesia. During the procedure, your dentist makes an incision in your gum to expose the gum, which is then drilled to place the implant. When the site is being prepared you might experience some minor vibrations, but that is quite tolerable. Once a site is prepared, the dentist moves on to place the implant - cylindrical metal posts, usually made of titanium - into your jawbone. With the implant fused on to your jawbone, it takes a couple of months' healing time before an implant supported bridge or denture is placed in your mouth to fill up the missing teeth/ tooth. During this healing phase, the implant completely gels in with your natural jawbone, which in turn forms a strong and durable foundation for your replacement teeth. Since no open wounds are involved in this form of surgery, so there is little or no post-operative discomfort involved. Speaking about the cost of dental implants, it varies from one patient to another, but in the long-run, tooth implant cost is usually less expensive than dental crowns and bridges. The procedure might take from 1 to 2 hours usually.