Over the last two decades, dental implants have revolutionised tooth replacement and the practice of dentistry. Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth. But common people tend to have some myths about dental implants.
Here are some myths about dental implants exposed:
Myth 1: Dental Implants are Painful
Dental implant placement is surgery, so there will be some pain and discomfort. If you think they are painful, it isn’t true. Dental implants are much easier than you think. Pain should not be a factor in your decision making process.
Myth 2: Dental Implants are Expensive
Another common myth is that dental implants are too expensive and not worth the money. They are more cost-effective than other options because they have a far greater longevity. Dental bridges and dentures will only last up to 10 years and need to be replaced or relined periodically, while dental implants can last up to 25 years and more.
Myth 3: Recovery Time isn’t worth it
The healing time associated with dental implants can last from two to six months, but this will vary from patient to patient. Most patients feel that getting their smile back to normal is well worth the wait.
Myth 4: Dental Implants are a lot of work
Many people think that they need to spend a lot of time caring for their dental implants, but actually, dental implants should be treated like any other normal tooth. You won’t need to worry about taking any special precautions or care for your implants.
Myth 5: Any Dentist can Place a Dental Implant
It is legal for any dentist with a valid license to place a dental implant. However, not every dentist that places implants will have the necessary training in surgical implantation procedures. So it is important to consult a dental implant specialist.
While this covers some of the common myths about dental implants, there are plenty of others out there. The best way to get accurate information about dental implants is to consult a dental implant specialist.
Dr. Paulo Pinho who has an experience of 15 years in dentistry, makes dental implants in Sydney affordable without sacrificing quality or experience. He exposes the common myths about dental implants.