Rockwall Oral Surgery

Fact or Fiction: Dental Implants

Are you self-conscious about a missing tooth? Don’t be! You can restore the appearance of your smile with dental implants!

Most people conduct extensive internet research before undergoing medical or dental treatment; however, not all information found on the internet is credible. While some excellent resources online describe the technique, there are also numerous dental implant myths floating around. Read more to refute the top three prevalent misunderstandings about dental implants!

Myth 1: The process of getting dental implants is painful. 

This phobia is very prevalent: many people put off getting a dental implant because they are worried about the operation being too painful. However, this is not the case. A local anesthetic is injected to ensure you do not feel anything during your dental implant treatment. You may also inquire about being asleep during the procedure. 

Some temporary discomfort at the surgical site may arise once the treatment is completed and the local anesthetic wears off in the hours following your surgery. Your doctor will work closely with you to guarantee your comfort and ease. Most people report that recovering following dental implant surgery is less complicated than recovering from tooth extraction!

Myth 2: Dental implants are expensive and overpriced.

Dental implants are costly, but they are an excellent option for replacing lost teeth that address tooth loss above and below the gum line. Because this needs a minor surgical operation and high-quality biocompatible materials, it is naturally more expensive than a denture or bridge, which is entirely exterior. Multiple office visits, restoration for your missing teeth (performed separately by your dentist or prosthodontist), imaging, surgery, anesthesia, supplemental procedures, implant posts, abutments, and sedation should be considered in the cost of dental implants. 

Some may say dental implants are a better investment than dental bridges as they must be replaced every 7 to 15 years. The initial cost of dental implants may be significant but could be a better financial decision in the long run.

Myth 3: Dental implants are dangerous to your health.

It is a popular misconception that dental implants may trigger headaches or migraines. But we are here to tell you that this is not the case. Dental implants have a long history of being safe to use. According to scientific evidence, dental implants do not cause chronic headaches, discomfort, or other health problems. Implant failure is indeed a potential hazard with dental implants, but the procedure has a 98 percent overall success record. People who do not follow aftercare recommendations or have underlying health conditions are 2% of implant failure patients. If you hire a trained dental implant team, your risks may be reduced!

Dental Implants with Dr. Pollock

Dental implants are an innovative dental method to secure your dental bridge or dentures in place. If you are ready for the dental implant process, contact our office today! We will work with you one-on-one and provide exceptional service throughout the entire length of treatment. Contact Dr. Pollock at Rockwall Oral Surgery to schedule a dental implant consultation. We are available by phone at (469) 264-8921 or email at info@dentalimplantsurgery.com.