As most everyone knows, a toothache can be excruciating. The classic throbbing pain comes from the nerves within the tooth. Dental implants don’t have nerves within them, yet one of the most common fears people have is that implants can cause severe pain.

Certainly nerves around a dental implant can be stimulated if there is a problem in the same way they respond to other injuries to the body. Because implants have over a 95% success rate, this a rare event. Dental implants in and of themselves do not cause nerves or other living cells within the body to react, which happens to be one of the unique properties of titanium and why most other bone implants, like artificial joints, are made out of this very interesting metal.