Debunked: 3 Myths About Dental Implants

Do you have missing or failing teeth? Here at integratedDENTAL, we believe that dental implants are the best treatment option. Unlike dentures — which can become loose and uncomfortable — dental implants cause no damage to adjacent teeth, help prevent bone loss, can last a lifetime, and actually improve patients’ quality of life.

Still, dental implants require surgery, so it’s normal to be somewhat wary. That’s why we’ve debunked the following myths:

MYTH: Dental implants are painful.

TRUTH: A lot of our patients worry about implant surgery being painful. We’re happy to report that most are shocked at just how comfortable they were during and post-procedure. At integratedDENTAL, we also offer local anesthesia or sedation dentistry for those who need it. After your implant placement, you can expect to have little or no discomfort. We’ll also provide you with prescriptions in advance to help prevent possible swelling and discomfort.

MYTH: Dental implants don’t last.

TRUTH: In our experience, once an implant has successfully healed and integrated with a patient’s bone, it can last for more than 30 years. Of course, it’s up to the patient to maintain good oral health and preventative care.

MYTH: Dental implants are difficult to care for.

TRUTH: Caring for your dental implants is just like caring for your real teeth: just brush and floss! It’s also important to maintain good oral health to keep the surrounding bones and teeth healthy. That includes scheduling regular visits with your dentist! We’ll help ensure long-term health and success of your dental implants.

To learn more about dental implants, call integratedDENTAL today at 516.677.9010. We’ll offer personalized treatment options to address your individual needs. Don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!

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