Losing a tooth or a few teeth is a traumatic experience. Using dentures is troublesome, uncomfortable and may result in awkward situations when they come off accidentally. Luckily there is a better and more permanent solution which is dental implants.
Many have shied away from it as a treatment option as the procedure is misunderstood by most to be a painful, expensive and an arduous procedure. We will debunk some of these misconceptions today so you can make an informed decision whether dental implants are suitable for you in the event of tooth loss.
Misconception #1 – People can see that I have dental implants
Dental implants look more like natural teeth than dentures and are undetectable unless you tell others that you got implants.
Misconception #2 – It is very expensive to get implants
Take proper care of dental implants with good dental habits and they can last a long time. If you average the costs over its lifespan, you actually save on the hassle of replacement and money in the long run.
Misconception #3 – I am afraid of the pain during implant surgery
Most dental implant surgeries are carried out under local anaesthesia to prevent pain during the procedure. There might be some discomfort after the surgery but our dentists will provide you with recommendations on how to manage the pain.
Misconception #4 – Implants require special maintenance
Dental implants are just like your other teeth. It will only require good dental habits and regular dental visits. You do not need special maintenance.
Misconception #5 – Dental Implants is Risky
If you have an experienced dentist, he or she will be able to handle any complications that may arise during the procedure to reduce the risk of surgical complications.
Misconception #6 – Any Dentist Can Carry Out Dental Implantation
It is true that any licensed dental practitioner can carry out the procedure. However, choosing a dentist who has the necessary training and experience is important to ensure he or she can handle potential complications. Choosing an experienced dental specialist can ensure that the surgical procedure is smooth and successful.
Now that you have more knowledge about dental implants, you can decide if it is a viable option for you in the event of loss of teeth. For more information, please feel free to contact us.
Your dental family, Le MinT’S, is here for you.