Myth: Dental Implants Feel Uncomfortable
Some people assert that dental implants feel uncomfortable in your mouth. However, this is far from the truth. Compared to other tooth replacement options, dental implants are usually more comfortable.
Once your dental implant heals, it likely won’t feel different from your natural teeth. You’ll feel the pressure on the implant when you bite and chew, just as you do with natural teeth. Some people can tell the difference between an implant and a natural tooth. Natural teeth have nerves inside them that also sense pressure and temperature, but implants don’t have these nerves, so they aren’t sensitive the way natural teeth can be.
Compared to removable dentures, dental implants are much more comfortable to wear. Removable dentures put bite pressure on the gums. Gums aren’t hard tissue like teeth and bones, and getting them caught between two hard substances–the denture and your bone–can lead to pain in chewing.