Have You Concluded That Dental Implants Aren't Right for You? Not So Fast...
While information about dental implants infiltrates social media and news sources, some of the information out there is outdated or simply not true. Here are some of the most common myths you might hear about dental implants that could negatively sway your opinion.
Dental Implants Are Expensive
While all quality dentistry is an investment, when cared for properly, dental implants have what it takes to withstand the test of time. By integrating with your jawbone, through a process called osseointegration, dental implants stabilize. Barring any instances of periodontal disease or bone loss, you can count on reliable dentistry that lasts.
Dental Implants Are Invasive
Dental implant placement does require surgery; however, most people tolerate it well and report little discomfort. Dental implants surgically placed in bone may cause soreness, but because of the lack of nerve involvement within the actual bone structure, surgery often feels less painful than an extraction.
Dental Implants Look Fake
Because each dental implant includes a custom-designed restoration, your dental implant will blend in with your natural teeth and complement your smile. Dr. Kyle Shank will measure the size, shape, and color of your other teeth as part of the design process when creating your dental implant.
Dental Implants Only Replace One Tooth
Dental implants can replace one missing tooth or a full arch of teeth, depending on the needs of the patient. Dental implants also provide stability to other dentistry including dental bridges and dentures. By opting for implant-retained dentistry, patients can avoid instability and slippage common with dentures, while providing bone retention – an important health benefit of dental implants.
To learn if dental implants are right for you or if you have questions about how dental implants procedures work, contact our Indianapolis dental office to learn more. Dr. Kyle Shank is experienced and will always discuss each of your options, so you can make the choice that is right for you.