Do implants hurt?

Many people are concerned about whether or not to get an implant because they fear the pain.  This fear is completely understandable; however, most patients do pretty well with it.  Many patients have told us that over the counter pain medication such as Advil or Tylenol has taken care of the pain.  Of course for our implant patients, we do prescribe prescription pain killers just in case our patients need it.  After the implants have healed and have attached to the bone, they feel natural and most patients do not even realize that they are even there.