Five Dental Implant Myths, Debunked!
Are you looking for options to repair one or more of your lost or decayed teeth? Do you have concerns about dental implants as a result of the misconceptions you have heard about them? Our friendly staff in Edina, Minnesota, can help you address these concerns that you may have regarding dental implants.
Here are five dental implant myths that you should know about.
TOO MUCH CARE IS NEEDED WITH DENTAL IMPLANTS
Once dental implant surgery is complete, maintaining your dental implants is just as easy as maintaining your natural teeth. If you practice appropriate oral hygiene, and everyday dental care, your dental implants may survive your lifetime.
ONLY FOR AESTHETIC, NOT DURABILITY AND FUNCTION
Oftentimes, people see dental implants are for aesthetic only, not durable, and can’t perform the same as their natural teeth.
Dental implants mimic how your natural teeth are structured. To firmly attach your teeth in place and provide a strong foundation while chewing, and grinding, living roots are connected to your teeth which are unseen to the human eye. One of the unexpected consequences of missing teeth is bone loss. As a result of losing one or more teeth, your jawbone density shrinks. The cheeks and mouth lose their natural structural support when the bone recedes.
The root and all of the tooth's other components are replicated in dental implants. Your teeth receive the desired benefits of smile restoration, bone loss prevention, and preservation of the structural malfunction from the almost identical duplicate, the dental implants.
DENTAL IMPLANT SURGERY IS SET TO FAIL
On the other hand, dental implant surgery has a high success rate. With the use of biocompatible materials and technological advancement, the success rate for dental implants is anywhere between 95% and 98%.
DENTAL IMPLANTS ARE TOO PRICEY
“Dental implants are too pricey”, most people would have a comment like this. While dental implants do have a higher initial cost than other tooth replacement options, there are unquestionable benefits that make dental implants less expensive in the long run.
You permanently replace your missing teeth when you have dental implants. Dental implants also stop your jawbone from receding, saving you money on expensive medical expenses in the future. No more exorbitant dental appointments, just care for your dental implants the same way as your natural teeth.
If you do not have the money to pay for dental implants up front, there are also short- and long-term financing solutions that can be tailored to your needs and help you get the dental care you absolutely deserve.
DENTAL IMPLANTS DON’T FUNCTION LIKE NATURAL TEETH
Dental implants closely mimic the strength, functionality, and appearance of natural teeth thanks to osseointegration, the process by which they are fused into the jawbone.
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Our team is committed to identifying the most cost-effective and long-lasting tooth replacement option for you. Make an appointment with Dr. Bashar at our clinic in Edina, Minnesota, right away.