4 Myths Busted About Dental Implants!

Jul 14, 2020

It may come as a surprise, but there are actually several very popular misconceptions about dental implants that have gained almost "myth-like" status. In our latest article we debunk some of the most common misconceptions about dental implant treatment. 

1.Dental Implants Look and Feel Fake

Many people have the misconception that dental implants both look and feel fake as they involve the use of false teeth like dentures. However, the opposite is actually true! 

Praised for their functionality, comfort and aesthetics, dental implants are widely considered the best alternative for restoring damaged or missing natural teeth around the world as they are custom made to fit both the look and feel of your natural smile. The fact they are securely fixed to the jawbone means they won’t move or wobble like false teeth do.

People tend be shocked about the before and after shots of dental implant treatment and the results that the treatment can bring. 

2. Dental Implants are Not Worth the Price

“Money, money, money, must be funny, in the rich man's world!” - This one goes out to all Abba fans. 

Often people turn away from the idea of getting dental implants due to their price, citing that there are much more affordable alternatives, which is true from a pure pricing point of view.

However, when looking at the price to benefits ratio, dental implants take the lead by a long way thanks to several important aspects that no alternative teeth restoration method can provide. 

First and foremost, dental implants are a long-lasting solution and, with proper care, can last a lifetime. This is very important as the long-term use of dentures or neglecting damaged or missing teeth can cause serious dental consequences.  

Secondly, as mentioned in the previous debunked myth, dental technicians specifically design each dental implant crown to fit the person’s smile aesthetics which is just another reason among many why dental implants are worth the price.

3. Dental Implants are For Elderly People Only

No, dental implants are not only for elderly people! Damaged and missing teeth are a much more common issue than one might think and can occur across all age groups. 

Dental implants are commonly obtained by people over 40 – due to the build-up of oral problems over years, however, people of many different ages go for dental implant treatment to attend their dental needs for different reasons.

One key thing to note, however, is that you must be at least 18 years old to get dental implants, so that your jawbone has fully developed. 

4. Dental Implants Can Be Risky and Non-Effective

False! Dental implant treatment has a success rate of close to 100% meaning that it is quite rare for a dental implant to fail. Also, it is important to remember that the success of the dental implant is also influenced by how you follow your dental surgeons advise post treatment – so it is in your hands!

As for their effectiveness, there are many great reasons why dental implants are the best method for teeth restoration. Their look, feel, functionality, dental health benefits, durability – these are just some of the reasons why many people today enjoy a confident, beautiful smile thanks to dental implants. 

We hope that these “debunked myths” will make things clearer about dental implant treatment. If you have any questions regarding dental implants or dental implant treatment, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. 


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