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Many people are scared of visiting their dentists for dental implants. This can be attributed to the widespread misconceptions about them. Most patients don’t really understand the effects implants have on their oral health or natural teeth, nor do they understand what the implant procedure entails. Having said that, let's take a look at some common myths surrounding dental implants:Caring for Dental Implants is Time-Consuming and Difficult
You will apply the same care routine for dental implants as you do for your natural teeth. Flossing and brushing regularly keep your implants in good shape and make maintaining them easy.Dental Implants are Expensive
Even though the initial expenses involved might be significantly more than other cosmetic dentistry procedures, the long-term cost is reasonable. Implants are more durable and last for a longer time compared to other teeth replacement options and this makes them a cost-effective option.Dental Implants are Not Safe
Contrary to popular belief, implants are safe. They have shown to have a high success rate of about 95% and this is possible due to the advanced technologies that make dental procedures easy, safe and reliable.Anyone is Eligible for Dental Implants
Even though getting dental implants is safe, not everyone qualifies for the procedure. It is paramount you consult with your dentist before going for any procedure since they know your medical history and can determine whether or not you qualify.Dental Implants Look Nothing like Natural Teeth
This is probably one of the more common misconceptions surrounding dental implants. There are many options you can choose from and your dentist will present them to you and together you will choose which option best suits your needs.You have many Food Restrictions after Getting Dental Implants
In the initial days after the procedure, you will be required to follow your dentist’s instructions regarding what you can and cannot eat. After the wounds heal and your dentist gives you the go-ahead, you can resume your normal eating habits.Dental Implants are Only for Older People
Dental implants are not meant for older people alone. If you have a missing tooth and are above 20 years old with a fully developed jawbone, you can consider getting dental implants. Additionally, to qualify for implants, your gums and bones, as well as general health need to be in good shape.
Now that you know and understand the facts, do not fear to choose dental implants. If you desire that perfect smile that will restore your confidence, consult with one of our dentists at Guerrino Dentistry to set up an appointment.
Our dentists are board-certified and are ready to answer any questions you might have regarding the dental implant procedure. We also offer a wide range of services such as dental exams , zoom whitening, and veneers. Contact us to get started today.