Dental implants are painful; 5 myths about this restorative procedure debunked

When most people think of dental procedures, those of a more nervous disposition will inevitably think about potential discomfort.high-dental-implants-melbourne

And so, when it comes to cosmetic and restorative treatments such as oral implants or adult orthodontic procedures like Invisalign, many patients have concerns that such things will be uncomfortable.

While it is somewhat true that there is no such thing as a completely comfortable brace, when it comes to oral implants, there are many myths floating around online and in dental forums that may actually be deterring people from asking dental teams about this procedure. Indeed, our team in Melbourne are often asked questions about implants which are based on misinformation.

At High Dental Implants in Melbourne, our team wants to break down the mystery about cosmetic treatments and to provide you with jargon-free advice about which cosmetic dental treatment is right for you. We want you to feel happy with your smile and if our team can identify the easiest way to do this, then we will aim to talk to you about the benefits of the procedure that we can offer. Great stuff!

But what are some of the most common myths related to oral implants that we are asked at High Dental Implants in Melbourne?

Are oral implants painful?

This is a common question that we are asked at High Dental Implants in Melbourne and is a tough one to answer.

In short, once the implant is fitted and you leave the surgery, you may notice a sensation similar to an oral extraction once the numbing agent wears off. This is perfectly normal and should reduce in a few days. Based on your individual pain threshold, this sensation may be tough to ignore or may blend into the background. If you need pain relief, try to ake regular paracetamol. If the discomfort becomes too distracting to ignore, contact our team.

Can you get on an aeroplane after having an implant fitted?

Yes, you can.

Oral implants are made from titanium and will not set off a metal detector when you are about to board an aeroplane.

Oral implants are for old people

Not at all!

While older people can benefit from oral implants, this procedure is suitable for anyone over the age of 18 years and can conceal gaps left by missing teeth at any adult stage.

Oral implants fall out

This is an odd myth but, while it is highly unlikely to occur, implants can fall out with incorrect aftercare.

Try to refrain from eating hard foods or over brushing the area for at least 2 weeks following the fitting. Once the implant begins to fuse and the site heals, it is unlikely that the implant will fall out.

Oral implants are too expensive

At our surgery in Melbourne, we can offer our suitable patients either a plan to help cover the cost of implants being fitted or we can offer credit options, helping you to break down the overall cost into smaller monthly instalments.


All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.