Dental implants are commonly recommended to replace missing teeth in patients who don’t want bridges or dentures. There are many benefits implants offer over other tooth replacement options, as your periodontist can confirm. However, some people have misconceptions about the procedure. Unfortunately, many of the “drawbacks” commonly attributed to implants are actually myths. Here are four debunked myths you may have heard about dental implants.
Myth 1: Dental Implants Are Easily Noticed
Some people claim that implants are easily noticed. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Implants are actually one of the most natural-looking tooth replacement options available. Not only do they look natural, but they also feel natural to the wearer.
Myth 2: Dental Implants Cause Discomfort
One of the most common myths about implants is that they cause long-term discomfort. Fortunately, this myth can easily be debunked by anyone who has received one or more dental implants. Immediately after the procedure, patients are provided with medication while the area heals. After the area has healed, most patients find implants to be very comfortable, as long as they are cared for properly.
Myth 3: Dental Implants Require More Maintenance Than Natural Teeth
The notion that you need to care for your implants more than your natural teeth is simply false. You should follow the same oral hygiene routine for your implants as you do for your natural teeth, including brushing twice daily and flossing once per day.
Myth 4: Age Is a Factor in Implant Candidacy
We love to debunk the myth that age is a factor in implant candidacy. You are never too old to renew your smile, and we even offer full-arch dental implant solutions for older individuals who have lost most or all of their teeth.
Contact Our Office in Plano, TX
We would love to help you experience the many benefits dental implants offer, including long-term reliability, natural appearance, and restored dental function. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Marco Cueva or Dr. Cuong Ha, we invite you to call Texas Implant & Periodontic Center in Plano, TX today.