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Three Dental Implant Myths

Illustration of dental implantOur dental implant treatments can change the lives of our patients. Not only are implants stable and convenient to live with, they’re also highly predictable. Investing in an implant is one of the best things you can do if you have missing teeth.

But there are several dental implant myths that keep people from considering this revolutionary treatment. Here are some of the most common ones that you’re likely to hear.

It Hurts to Get Dental Implants

Looking at a diagram of what dental implants are could cause you to think that it’s a complex, involved process to complete. When terms like “oral surgery” start to be used, you’re even more sceptical of having the procedure done.

But what if we told you that your bone doesn’t have nerve endings inside of it? In reality, only a small amount of local anaesthetic is needed to numb the gums on top of your implant site. From there, we can quickly and comfortably install the implant in a comfortable manner.

You Need an Implant for Each Tooth

If you need to replace a missing tooth, you don’t necessarily need an implant for each one. Instead, we can use pairs of implants to support multi-tooth restorations, such as bridges or retained dentures.

Since implants are stronger than teeth, they’re durable enough to withstand biting and chewing forces without a 1-to-1 ratio. It’s not uncommon to replace as many as all of your upper or lower teeth with just four implants.

You Don’t Qualify for Implant Treatment

Not everyone is a candidate for implants. If you have extensive bone loss or have gone quite some time with missing teeth, your case may be more challenging to treat. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.

In the past, restrictions on dental implant treatments were tighter than they are now. That means if you were turned down for the procedure, it may no longer be the case. It doesn’t hurt to get a second opinion with an experienced dentist to find out about which new strategies can make your smile rehabilitation a successful one.

It’s Time to Get Started

Contact our office to book a dental implant evaluation and consultation. We’ll give you all of the resources you need to make an educated choice about your smile’s health.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Dental Implants Woonona | Woonona Dental | (02) 4284 2557

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