The biggest misconception about implants is that doing implants will cause a lot of pain. I have not found that to be true at all. Over the hundreds of implants I have placed we have not had a pain issue. We’re doing a lot more–what we call–guided surgery. Meaning now we can take a CT scan and be very precise and make an extremely tiny incision just like that paper cut you may have on your hand, and place that implant. You’re able to heal much faster. Healing time traditionally is six months, but in some cases it can be as short as three weeks.