March 14, 2019
Dental implants provide patients with benefits that you can’t get with other solutions. However, people are avoiding this treatment because of the myths and misinformation that are floating around about dental implants. Before forgoing this treatment based on rumors, it’s important that you know the truth from an expert implant dentist. Keep reading to learn 4 myths about dental implants and the truth behind them.
Myth #1. Dental Implants Can Cause A Lot of Pain
Many people avoid dental implants because they think that they will hurt based on the process. However, the procedure’s pain level is equal to a simple tooth extraction. Your dentist will ensure you’re numb and relaxed before starting your implant procedure. There may be some pain associated with the healing process, but your dentist will give you proper tips and medication to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible.
Myth #2. Bridges are Better Than Implants
Dental bridges and implants are 2 of the most common types of tooth replacements available. With a dental bridge, the teeth surrounding the gap in your smile have to be shaved down to accommodate your restoration. This creates more stress on these teeth, leading to a higher likelihood of failure. On the other hand, dental implants preserve your natural dental structure adjacent to your missing teeth.
Myth #3. Implants Look Different Than Natural Teeth
When implants are placed and restored, they look exactly like your natural teeth. In fact, they’re the only tooth replacement that mimics the way your natural teeth emerge from your gums. This creates a beautiful looking, feeling, and seamlessly completed smile.
Myth #4. Buying Bargain Implants is Okay if You’re on a Budget
A recent development is that bargain implant centers are beginning to market to consumers who are looking for a cheaper solution. While some are legitimate businesses, others may be using subpar materials that can lead to failure and other health issues. Especially because implants are placed directly into your jawbone, you should be weary of what type of materials these companies are using.
Titanium is the main material used for dental implants because it is biocompatible. While costly, this material allows for the dental implant to integrate into your jaw to create a lasting support for your restoration.
Now that you’ve learned about the real facts behind dental implants, contact your dentist in Marrero to get started on a beautifully restored smile.
Meet the Dentist
Dr. C.J. Landry has over 3 decades of dental experience, making him an expert at dental implant surgery and restoration. He stays up-to-date on the latest dental techniques and technology through numerous hours of continuing education courses. He currently practices at Lapalco Family Dental, and he can be reached through his website or by phone at (504) 348-0080 for any questions you may have.
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