Through implant dentistry, permanent tooth loss is virtually a thing of the past. Despite this cure to missing teeth, many still choose to live with uncomfortable dentures or even a gaping space in their gums. The reason is mostly fear. Dental implants are not as scary or intimidating as most people think.
Other misconceptions keep people from undergoing this life-changing treatment. Here are some of the most common misconceptions and the truth behind them:
Implants take too long to prepare for, undergo, and heal.
Most implant procedures, when done right, don’t even require hospital stay. The key to a speedy recovery is following up with your dentist and following aftercare instructions to a T. Each patient is different, but most may eat normally in a few weeks’ time, or even less. If there are no complications, the procedure should be quick. We also make sure our pain management methods are well administered, so you won’t feel a thing.
Implants are not for the old and often fail.
You may get dental implants whether you’re eighteen or eighty. Latest technologies in bone grafting and dentistry make it possible for people of all ages (and bone densities) to undergo this procedure. The success rate of dental implants are so high, there’s only one to four in a hundred’s chance your body will reject them. We use bone friendly material that your jaw or gums won’t easily reject.
have weak bite strength.
You won’t be chewing hard candies any time soon, but you don’t have to subsist on a solid diet either. While there’s still nothing compared to the bite strength of natural teeth, implants and abutments are your next options. They’re certainly better than dentures that may fall off, or having no teeth at all!
We offer affordable dental implants so you can have a beautiful smile—so why let fear and ignorance stand in your way? We go out of our way to make the process comfortable and simple for our patients. With our sedation techniques and fast treatment options, it’s like you didn’t get implants at all! Set an appointment today and call us at (812) 945-7645.