Common Dental Implant Myths

Are you hesitant about getting dental implants? Common misconceptions about the dental implant process often deter people, but in reality, dental implant therapy is a highly effective solution for replacing missing teeth.

Among the myths about dental implant treatment, some people believe it might not be successful. Nothing is further from the truth. Dental implant problems and complications are rare.

Let’s take a look at some of the common myths about dental implants that you may have heard. These are just a few examples that prove dental implant problems aren’t as prevalent as you might think:

High Success Rate of Dental Implants at SEDA Dental

Dental implants have a high success rate. Generally successful in 98-99% of cases, dental implants are more effective than dentures, fillings, and crowns. Today’s dental implants are a reliable and effective way to restore function and health to your smile. SEDA Dental uses the latest technology available to dental implant providers to ensure a smooth process and high success rate for our patients.

Debunking Pain Myths: Dental Implant Procedure 

Implants are no more uncomfortable than having a tooth removed. Many people report that their dental implant procedure was nearly painless. The area around your implant site is completely numbed before you start the procedure and it’s an extremely minimally-invasive procedure. Most people only feel discomfort at the injection site. 

Dental Implants Are Too Expensive

Dental implants can be affordable for almost any budget, depending on what type of procedure you choose and the prosthesis you choose. Since implants last a lifetime, they make an excellent long-term investment. Financing may be an option if dental insurance is not available. 

Dental implants don’t need to be replaced every five to 10 years, and they can last a lifetime if you take good care of them and keep them clean. Payment plans allow you to enjoy a permanent smile that lasts longer and actually costs less over the grand scheme of things.

Implants Don’t Look Like Real Teeth

Not only do they look like real teeth, but they also function like them, too.

Check out This Before and After Image and See for Yourself!

 Broken Unhealthy TeethRenewed Smile with Dental Implants

Implants are strong and can restore your bite’s full function, since each one is implanted into your bone, much like an artificial root. The titanium implant integrates with the bone around it, ensuring that it stays fused in your smile for years ahead.

Implants are not removable. You can eat, drink and talk with them the same way you would with natural teeth. The crown that is placed on top of your implant functions, looks, and feels exactly the same as a natural tooth. Each one is carefully matched with your smile’s color for maximum aesthetics.

I Don’t Qualify for Implants

Because modern dental implants and advanced placement techniques have made it possible to install implants in extremely specific cases, implants are now an option for almost everyone. Our Boynton Beach dentists will work with you to make sure that you have a healthy foundation to support your implants. You won’t know if you’re a candidate or not until you speak with an implant specialist!

The Process Takes Too Long

Sometimes it’s possible to get “teeth in a day”, depending on the type of implant treatment they need. But when we perform conventional implant therapy where the integration process requires a few months, we can still fit you with a temporary prosthesis so that you never need to go around with visibly missing teeth. 

Long Recovery Periods

Surprisingly, there is not much recovery time after your dental implants are placed. Most people can return to work within a day or two. Implants have little to no impact on surrounding tissues, making them extremely minimally-invasive to place. Your recovery from a dental implant procedure will usually take less time than an extraction, root canal, or any other type of oral surgery.

Dental Implants at SEDA Dental

A family dentist could perform root canals, extractions, and place implants. However, due to the complexity of the case and the frequency with which they offer these services, it may be in your best interests to speak with an implant specialist.

At SEDA Dental in Boynton Beach, our prosthodontist and our periodontist have extensive experience in dental implantology and can be involved with your care, no matter how complex your needs are. To help you with something as detailed as cosmetic smile reconstruction with dental implants, our specialists will make the process more predictable and comfortable.

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If you’ve been considering dental implants, call to schedule your first visit with us today. You deserve a beautiful, healthy smile, and SEDA Dental can help make it a reality.