Dental Implants are structures that replace your missing teeth. Are you wondering if it is the right choice for you? It is the best solution to replace missing teeth. Before you go ahead with your treatment, you should read all the facts about dental implants. False information could cause you to miss out on getting the best treatment to enable you to regain a beautiful smile and better oral function. Check below some of the common myths that we have busted about dental implants.

Myth#1: Dental Implants Look Fake

They look just like your natural teeth if done properly. Every crown that we place over an implant is created in our dental laboratory by our technicians with utmost care and perfection, specifically tailored for an individual. The fact they are securely fixed to the jawbone means they won’t move or wobble as false teeth do. We ensure that you receive the most natural-looking restoration that perfectly matches your other teeth. In fact, others might not even believe it’s not your natural teeth!

Myth#2: Dental Implant Procedure is Painful

A lot of patients suffer from dental anxiety or fear of needles. They do not choose implant treatment because of the fear of pain associated with it. We can assure you that you may feel some pressure during the treatment but there will be no pain. We also offer sedation dentistry at our Woodstock Dental Centre to let you relax during the treatment.

Myth #3: Dental Implants are For Old People

Your jawbone is fully developed, usually by your early 20s. So, if you’re healthy, and your gums and bones are in good shape, you can consider dental implants at any age. The treatment has no relation to age.

Myth #4: Dental Implants are Expensive

They are an investment you make to receive the best solution to replace your missing teeth or replace your dentures. Traditional crowns & bridges used to replace missing teeth typically last only 7 to 10 years whereas the implants last for much longer, depending on how well you care for them. Depending on your dental benefits, they might not be as expensive as you expect

Call our dentist office in Woodstock to find out what your benefits will cover. As long as you take good care of your teeth and gums, your implants will be in good shape for years to come.

Myth #5: Can’t Eat Your Favorite Foods with Dental Implants

You’ll need to eat soft foods while you recover from the procedure. That way, your mouth, and jaw will have a chance to heal. Stay away from foods that are sticky and/or hard to chew in the meantime. Once you fully recover from the implant procedure, you’ll be able to eat whatever you want. (Naturally, we recommend lots of fruits and veggies!)

Myth#6: Dental Implants are suitable for very few patients

There are very few people who are unable to get this treatment due to various health concerns. Most people can be successfully treated with dental implants to restore their smile. If you do not have enough jawbone, our dentist will use different methods of bone grafting to provide adequate support and stability to the implant.

Myth#7: Dental Implants require special care

Once your restoration is complete, maintaining them is no different than caring for your natural teeth or common treatments such as crowns, bridges, and dentures. With routine dental care, daily hygiene your implants can easily last for decades.

Myth#8: Dental implants are not safe

They have a 98% success rate and is considered to have one of the highest success rates among all dental procedures. Like every surgical procedure, there is some risk of failure, however, we assess all the risks of your needs and plan the surgery accordingly to ensure the highest success rates. It can also prevent bone loss, restore proper chewing ability leading to overall oral health, better diet, and general health.

Contact us today If you have missing teeth or want to replace your removable dentures with fixed implants and our dental team in Woodstock will be sure to get a treatment plan started for you. For any implants related questions, you can book an appointment​ online or call us at (519) 537-6666.

Learn more about the implants treatment HERE.

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