Dental implants have had a life-changing impact on the comfort, health, and confidence of many people, but that hasn’t stopped misconceptions about dental implants from circulating. At Northside Family Dental, we meet patients all the time who have reservations about dental implants because of the things they have heard, but we are here to set the record straight.
Myth: Dental implants are only for the elderly.
Fact: Dental implants can be helpful for people of all ages. Many people lose teeth for reasons other than age, such as tooth decay, gum disease, or injury, and dental implants can restore their ability to eat and talk comfortably.
Myth: Dental implants are too expensive.
Fact: Any type of dental procedure can be costly, but that doesn’t mean dental implants are prohibitively expensive. With insurance, dental implants are more affordable. Plus, dental implants are an investment. They last for over 10 years on average, so don’t let the cost stop you if you need them.
Myth: Everyone will be able to tell I have dental implants.
Fact: Dental implants look just like your real teeth. They are attached directly to the jawbone, and the dental professional will blend them seamlessly so that even upon close inspection, no one will be able to tell the difference. In addition, dental implants feel just like real teeth, so you shouldn’t have any discomfort.
If you have concerns about whether dental implants are right for you, we can give you the facts and our recommendations for your specific situation. Contact us to schedule a consultation.