Do gums normally grow over implants? Tips for spotting issues with your dental implant

The idea of surgery is intimidating to most people.

And if you are like most people, the idea of mixing surgery with a dental procedure is far from reassuring! When you choose to have oral implants fitted, your jaw and surrounding tissues will require numbing so that our team can fit the implant to your jaw. As complicated as this sounds, it is a fairly straightforward procedure which our cosmetic team has performed many times on hundreds of

But, just like any other surgery, once you have left our practice, it is important to keep an eye out for signs that there may be an issue with your newly fitted implant.

Our team at High Dental Implants will aim to fit your dental implant in Melbourne with the highest level of care and accuracy, reducing the risks of secondary complications. We will explain each stage of the process during the fitting, so you will know what to expect concerning sensations and pressures in your mouth. And of course, if you have any questions, don’t forget to ask us!

So, what are some of the signs that there is an issue with your dental implant in Melbourne?


When you look at your dental implant in Melbourne in the mirror, the implant site will likely appear red and swollen for the first few days; this is totally normal and to be expected.

But if you notice blue, purple, yellow or a dark red colouring forming on or under the gum around the implant, you need to contact our team for an emergency check-up. Such colourings may indicate an infection which requires urgent medical treatment.


As mentioned previously, some swelling around the implant site is normal.

However, if your gums appear to be growing over the implant or your face appears swollen, then you need to seek medical attention.

Once again, excessive swelling, discomfort or a hot sensation around your implant may point to an infection, which will require our dental teams’ attention.


A wobbly implant is not a good thing; if you are going about your daily activity and can either feel or see your implant moving, then you will need our team to perform an assessment.

This may be due to poor fitting or an issue with excess amounts of pressure being placed on to the implant, causing it to move.


On the opposite end of the spectrum, some patients may notice that their gum is receding around their oral implant.

To prevent implant removal, contact our team for an immediate assessment.

Sinus issues

Issues with the sinus only apply when an implant is incorrectly fitted into the upper jaw, causing it to project into the sinus cavity.

Symptoms include sinus headaches, tenderness or swelling around the eyes, cheeks or forehead, bad breath, a high temperature and a blocked nose with a reduced sense of smell. You may also notice yellow or green nasal discharge. If you notice any of these issues, contact our team.


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