August 4, 2020
Trying your best to identify which tooth replacement solution you want to pursue to replace your missing teeth? With so much misinformation on the internet, it can be hard to decipher what is real and what isn’t. While it is true every person’s experience is different, there are, unfortunately, a multitude of myths that surround dental implants. This is why it’s important to get your information from an implant dentist. This is someone who knows the industry, has the training, and can speak on the process, benefits, and results. Read on to hear from a professional who says it’s time to debunk these 4 common myths about dental implants.
1. Dental Implants Are Painful
The process of having dental implants put into place is not painful at all. In fact, before the procedure begins, you will receive a local anesthetic to numb the area and keep you calm and relaxed. Once your implants are surgically placed, it’s normal to experience some soreness; however, your dentist will provide you with the necessary medication or recommendations on what you can take to minimize the discomfort.
2. There Are More Affordable Implants That Work Just Fine
It is unfortunate, but many implant centers are taking advantage of people who want to replace their missing teeth but find regular implants to be too costly. As a result, these individuals have restorations that are cheaply made and end up causing additional problems in the long run (i.e. loose implants). You should remember that the investment you’re making in your smile is priceless. It’s better to spend more money upfront, achieve desired results, and enjoy a longer-lasting smile than to save a few dollars in the beginning and spend the next several years trying to fix the problem.
3. Dental Implants Won’t Match Your Natural Teeth
If you see an implant dentist who knows how to match the color of your restorations to the natural shade of your teeth, you will not have to worry about your smile not being seamless. In most cases, a shade guide is used to determine what color your dental crown, implant bridge, or implant-retained dentures should be. Lab technicians will then create your prosthetic based on the specifications they receive. When put into place, you will be unable to tell a difference between your natural and artificial teeth.
4. You’ll Have Better Results with a Fixed Bridge
While there is no shame in opting for a fixed bridge, the truth is that you won’t receive the same results or get to take advantage of their many benefits. The more traditional solution relies on your natural teeth to hold your prosthetic into place, forcing these healthy structures to be altered to ensure a proper fit once the bridge is put into place. With dental implants, your real teeth remain untouched, and your smile is fully restored from the root up, allowing you to enjoy better oral health and improved aesthetics.
It’s easy to fall victim to these (and many more) dental implant myths. In doing so, you could miss out on the possibilities of a healthy, beautiful smile. Instead, talk to an implant dentist who can give you the truth about these superior restorations.
About the Author
Dr. Benjamin Naylor earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah. He then went on to attend Roseman University College of Dental Medicine in South Jordan, Utah. Dr. Naylor and his team at Mountain Stream Dental want you to receive honest, trustworthy, and transparent information about dental implants and all other available treatment options. This is why they are ready to offer their professional insight and expertise on the topic to help you avoid receiving misinformation or believing untruths that could keep you from improving your oral health. If you want to learn more about implant dentistry and how it can benefit you, contact us at (541) 345-5363.
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