Heard that oral implants are painful? Myths about dental implants debunked by our team

When it comes to having oral implants fitted, there are a few myths that are circling the internet which may put you off.Dental Implants in Melbourne

As is often the way with sensational click-bait headlines, the majority of the online stories that you will encounter about oral implants will almost always focus on them going wrong and highlighting the many errors that can occur.

But, as I’m sure you can guess, these are purely myths and misinformation about a procedure that has helped thousands of people around the world regain their smiles and had positive impacts on quality of life..

At High Dental Implants in Melbourne, we have answered thousands of queries about oral implants and have fitted hundreds of them too, making us leading experts in this cosmetic dental procedure. We pride ourselves on the level of care we take during the fitting, ensuring that the prosthetics stay fitted for as long as possible.

But what are some of the most common myths that we have seen online relating to dental implants in Melbourne?

The fitting is painful

While the fitting may cause a bit of discomfort once the numbing agent wears off, it should not be painful.

Before we begin fitting your dental implants in Melbourne, we will make sure you are numbed and once the procedure is completed, any discomfort should be manageable with over-the- counter pain relief. If this does not work or you have concerns about the sensations you are experiencing, contact our team for an immediate assessment to address the situation.

They will get infected

Oral implants should not become infected and while some people do experience associated abscesses, they are in the minority.

Our team will always fit implants while maintaining the highest level of hygiene; we will also advise you on how to maintain these levels at home when your implants are setting and the implant site is healing. If you do spot signs of infection (swelling, discomfort, pus), then contact us right away for help.

They fall out

Implants are affixed to your jaw and so, they shouldn’t fall out.

But in those first few weeks post-fitting, it is important to keep pressure off the implants to make sure that when they fuse to the bone, they fuse at the correct angle. And, as always, if you have worries about your implants being loose or setting at unusual angles, contact our team for a check-up.

They don’t last long

This is an odd myth and we don’t know where it originated.

With correct care, oral implants can last up to and over 20 years; you will need to maintain good levels of oral hygiene at home and make sure that you come and see our team biannually for assessments.

They are too expensive

We can agree that oral implants can be expensive if you are paying for them all at once.

At High Dental Implants Melbourne, we can offer payment plans to help you spread the cost. This will make the treatment more affordable, so you can grin without worrying about the associated price!


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