If you’ve considered getting a dental implant you’ve probably spent some time on the internet doing research about them. Are they safe? Are they effective? What kind of risks are there? Will people be able to tell? All these questions and more surround dental implants, creating a sort of mythology and lots of misunderstanding about how they work.
We want to help dispel those misunderstandings and make your choice a bit easier. Today we’re going to tackle some of the most common dental implant myths and help you understand how unfounded they are. We’ve been placing dental implants for years and have a level of familiarity with them that places us in the top tier of implant specialized practices. You can trust what we have to say about dental implants!
Myth #1: Implant Rejection Is Common
Nothing could be further from the truth! Our implants are made from titanium, which has an exceptionally good ability to bond to bone. It creates bonds that are so strong and stable that your implants will feel just like your natural teeth!
Another interesting thing to know is that dental implant success rates are somewhere between 95 and 98 percent – that leaves less than five percent chance that your implant will fail! In most cases of rejection there was an error in the placement process, and a properly placed implant has practically no chance of rejections.
Myth #2: Implants Can Cause Headaches and Migraines
This rumor found its basis in Dick Van Dyke’s recent battle with migraines and the conclusion that his pain was due to dental implants. That sounds pretty serious – are implants going to give you migraines too? The truth is that they probably won’t, and if they do it’s not the implant itself causing the pain.
In some rare cases a dental implant can be misaligned or can erupt into your sinuses. In these cases there can be extreme pain and discomfort, which is why it’s important to always use 3D scanning and modeling techniques to be sure your implant placement won’t result in that kind of secondary injury!
At New Albany Implants we use a Galileos 3D CAT scan machine to make a perfect model of your teeth and face. We can use that model to make sure your implant procedure is completely safe and effective so you won’t suffer from headaches.
Myth #3: Recovery Time Is Too Long
Dental implants can take several months to fully heal, but that doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from them the same day you have them placed! Implants continue to gain popularity and with that surge comes advances in technology that allow us to get you a new smile in just one day!
If you’ve lost a considerable amount of teeth and have considered a full-mouth implant solution we can place your implants in such a way that they can bear a load the same day of your procedure. We also have temporary teeth that you can wear during the healing process, leaving you with a smile you can be confident about in just one trip!
Myth #4: They Aren’t Worth The Cost
Consider the rest of your body: would you say that a knee replacement wasn’t worth the cost? How about a new pair of glasses? These are the kinds of things we consider to be essential, so why are teeth looked at differently? Consider a dental implant as an investment: yes, it might be expensive up front but you’re ensuring your future health and happiness!
Dental implants can be quite expensive but they are worth it when you consider the benefits you receive over time. We can tell you with a high degree of certainty that you’ll love your implant and what it does for your smile and ease of use!
Make Your Own Choice
It can be hard to separate fact from fiction when it comes to a thing like dental implants. Our New Albany dentist office has been placing implants for years – that’s what we do! We want you to hear about dental implants from someone you can trust, so if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us today!