Dentistry

Debunking Common Myths About Dental Implants

Whether or not you are a believer in dental implants, you’ve likely heard a lot of good and bad about the option. However, some of the bad information you may have heard is entirely false. It is crucial to understand this so that you make a more informed decision for your particular needs. While most people think the implant is something new, it has been available for over 40 years. Even though that’s not technically a myth, it’s important to know.

Pain

It is important to understand that everyone is different, and everyone feels pain differently. Some people don’t need local anesthetic before regular dental work while others do. Typically, there are three things that can help predict whether or not the procedure will be very painful. Your unique situation is the first thing. For most people, they’ll have an easy time with the first part of the procedure.

The second factor is whether or not you heal well after problems. This is usually determinable by yourself. If you get a cut or bruise and it only takes a few days for it to go away, you probably won’t feel a lot of pain.

The next factor is the ability of your dentist. Dentists that regularly perform the procedure are more likely better at quickly and efficiently getting the implant placed.

Expensive

While implants do cost more than a regular set of dentures, they don’t cost much more than an average bridge. While the initial cost is important, so is the long-term cost. Having a three tooth bridge completed may not cost as much as the implant, but they have to be replaced every 10 or so years while the implant is a permanent fix in most cases.

Takes A Long Time

Most people believe that an implant will take a long time to complete. While it does take longer than a cleaning or other options, the entire process only takes two to four months, depending on how quickly you heal. The time seems long for most people, but after the initial four months of waiting, you won’t have any problems again.

The reason it takes so long is that the bone is drilled into, and the post placed. Bone takes a long time to heal, whether it is a broken arm or the jaw bone. The benefit is that no matter how long it takes to finish the procedure, you’ll have a temporary tooth placed while you wait.

Dental Magic Dentistry

Dental implants are an excellent alternative to dentures or bridges and while there may be drawbacks, most of the time it is just a myth. Dental Magic Dentistry offers this and many other services, so call them today.

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