My three tooth bridge failed after 20 years. I had two back lower implants done. One molar had to be removed. The surgery was vertually painless with very little swelling. I only had minor discomfort.
The dentist I used only does the implants. I looked at the one stop dentists who do it all but felt that implant surgery is a speciality in itself and wanted a dentist who whose practice focused on that. It takes 4-6 months strong bone...
1 visit for the implants and 2 follow-ups.