Dental implants I will say can be painful but that's not the main thing when you're getting implants done. Dentistry in general has come a very long way when it comes to the comfort of procedures and what's involved with them. In general I can place an implant, if you're a perfect candidate, next to painlessly where you're not really going to be walking around in much pain, you may have a little bit of soreness, and we may even be able to put your implant in and get you in a tooth right away. That's if you're a perfect candidate.
Unfortunately not everybody comes in as a perfect candidate, but the general consensus that I will tell my patients when they ask do dental implants hurt is expect a couple of days of soreness. By soreness I mean where if you take Advil the pain will go away. You're not walking around in mounds of pain and in general if you take Advil you'll be okay. That's what I'll tell most of my patients; expect two days of Advil and you should be okay.