Debunking Dental Implant Myths
There are lots of misconceptions and myths speculating around the dental implant process, but before you give us the red light, let this blog educate you on the myths that circulate around this treatment. Once you’ve read the facts, you may be open to having this treatment yourself at our dental practice in Farringdon.
Myth #1: Implants do not last long
Let’s start off by saying this is far from true. With excellent dental hygiene, this involves brushing and flossing at least twice a day and making regular visits to the dentist your dental implant could last you a lifetime. Dental implants are inserted and attached to the bone instead of the tooth’s roots, allowing the dental implant to be secure and effective.
Myth #2: Getting Dental implants is painful
This is a very common misconception but the truth is that when undergoing dental implant surgery in Clerkenwell, a local anaesthetic is used to numb the surrounding area so that our patients shouldn’t feel the discomfort of the procedure. After the procedure, some patients do encounter some minor discomfort when the anaesthetics wear off. However, this minor soreness usually goes away within the first few weeks.
Myth #3: Dental Implants Are Noticeable
Our Dental implants in Farringdon are carefully crafted to be an almost identical match to the patients surrounding teeth, making it merely impossible for people to notice that it’s an implant. Our Dental implants are not only made to look like your existing teeth, they also feel like the real deal too! Dental implants are known to be one of the most natural-looking treatments for restoring your smile.
Myth #4: Dental Implants Require a Lot of Maintenance
This isn’t true! Your dental implant only needs as much care and attention as you should be giving to your existing teeth already. If your teeth and implants are regularly neglected, you could suffer from significant bone loss and your tooth implant would most likely lose its support, resulting in implant failure. In severe cases, your tooth implant could possibly fall out. Brushing twice a day keeps your dental implant at bay! As your implant is exposed to foods and drinks, plaque can still build up in hard-to-brush area just like any ordinary tooth. Using dental floss or an interdental brush on your dental implant and existing teeth can help to resolve this.