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Securing Your Future: Debunking 5 Myths About Dental Implants

February 9, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — hbperiodontics @ 3:07 pm
Dentist talking to patient about dental implants

Dental implants are one of the most advanced treatments in dentistry. These incredible tooth replacements offer a long-term solution that looks, feels, and functions like natural teeth. However, few patients know how they work which has led to some misinformation on the web and beyond.

If you want to debunk the five most common myths about dental implants, continue reading.

1. Dental Implants are Painful

One of the most prevalent myths about dental implants is that the procedure is painful. In reality, dental implant surgery is a relatively comfortable treatment. Advancements in dental technology and techniques have made dental implant surgery minimally invasive, resulting in minimal post-operative pain and discomfort. In addition, the surgery is performed only after anesthetics have made your mouth numb.

2. The Implants are Only for Older People

Another misconception is that dental implants are only for older adults. In truth, dental implants can benefit patients of all ages who have lost one or more teeth. Injury, decay, and gum disease are all common ways patients lose teeth, and a dental implant can offer a solution.

3. Dental Implants are Expensive

It’s true that dental implants may require a significant upfront investment. However, they are often more cost-effective in the long run compared to alternative tooth replacement options. Unlike dentures or bridges, which may need to be replaced or repaired periodically, dental implants are designed to last a lifetime with proper care. Additionally, many dental offices offer financing options to make dental implants more accessible.

4. Implants Require Special Maintenance

Some people believe that dental implants require extensive maintenance and care. In reality, protecting your dental implants is no different from caring for your natural teeth! Brushing and flossing regularly, going to regular dental checkups, and avoiding bad dental habits are all that is required.

5. Dental Implants Don’t Last Long

This one couldn’t be further from the truth! Dental implants are anchored into the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. Once the implant has fused with the surrounding bone, it becomes a permanent part of your mouth. If you take care of your teeth, your dental implant will last for decades.

Dental implants offer a safe, effective, and long-lasting solution for replacing missing teeth. By debunking these myths, the hope is to empower you with knowledge to make an informed decision about your treatment.  Dental implants are a great choice for restoring your smile and improving your overall quality of life. If you have other questions or concerns about dental implants, call your dentist to schedule a consultation!

About the Practice

Dr. Justin Braga has dedicated his life to helping his patients achieve happier, healthier smiles. He is a talented and passionate dentist who uses ultramodern technology and techniques to place dental implants effectively and efficiently. He earned his dental doctorate at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. Call (714) 587-9094 to schedule a dental implant consultation at Huntington Beach Periodontics & Dental Implants or visit the website to check out a full menu of their services.

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