3 Misconceptions About Dental Implants Debunked

If you have chosen to have dental implants inserted to fix a dental issue, or are still researching and picking the best option for you, then today we will look at some of the misconceptions about dental implants. Unfortunately, there are many surrounding the topic of dental implants, and today we will focus on three.

Top 3 misconceptions about dental implants

With dental implants becoming more popular as a solution for different dental issues, we will set the record straight about the top three misconceptions regarding dental implants.

Misconception #1: People will notice that I have dental implants, and it could make me self-conscious.

One reason that dental implants have become so popular is because of their visibility in the mouth. Most people who have suffered from teeth loss in the past were only given options that were quite noticeable when they were installed. However, with dental implants, people are given the option of having teeth restored using a device and solution that is not noticeable at all. Most people who choose dental implants and do not tell new acquaintances would never even know that they had implants.

Misconception #2: The cost of dental implants is not worth it, or I would never be able to afford it!

One thing that many people do not realize when they see the cost of dental implants is the long-term benefits. This also relates to the long-term expense of a solution to lost teeth. When compared to another popular tooth replacement solution like dental bridges, dental implants are still the most cost-efficient choice when it comes to restoring missing teeth.

Misconception #3: Dental implants are uncomfortable or do not feel very good.

Again, this is far from the truth when it comes to dental implants. Many people that have dental implants inserted have commented after the procedure and after all of the healing that it is far less painful than they ever imagined any solution to replacing missing teeth would be.

When it comes to dental implants, they look and feel like a natural tooth because of how they are constructed and inserted into the jawbone.

Dental implants are one of the best solutions people can choose. The other benefits include stimulation of the nerves and jawbone. This also leads to no other issues with having your outward appearance affected years down the road from deterioration of the bone.

Are there other misconceptions?

There seem to be a lot of misconceptions regarding dental implants. This includes misconceptions about recovery time and the maintenance after installation. Most dental professionals and dentist nowadays agree that dental implants are one of the best (if not the best) solutions for people who have lost a tooth or multiple teeth and are looking to restore and fill those gaps.

One of the best ways that you can learn all there is to know about dental implants is to speak to your dentist and be open and honest about what questions you have. They will also be happy to help with any reservations that you may be thinking about when choosing between dental implants or other restorative dental options.

If you still have questions, feel free to contact our dental office and we will be glad to answer any questions you have and help guide you in making the best decision for your dental health!

Request an appointment here: http://www.gatewaydental.org or call Gateway Dental Dr. William Swann DDS at (301) 485-7492 for an appointment in our Bowie office.

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