Dental implants truly are the best replacement for missing teeth. Implant posts or screws act as artificial tooth roots giving you stability for the rest of your life as long as you practice good oral hygiene.
What are Dental Implants?
Surgically placed in or on the jawbone, implants provide new artificial teeth with a stable and strong base. Because of a process known as Osseointegration, your implant will eventually be just as strong as your natural tooth or teeth fusing to the bone in your jaw.
This process takes between 6 to 12 months. Because the roots of the teeth fuse to the bone, facial structure is also restored giving you a more youthful appearance.
Common Myths Surrounding Dental Implants
If your dentist in Georgia has recommended dental implants instead of a bridge or denture, it’s important to get to the truth.
Myth One~Dental Implants are for Old Folks
Dental implants are suitable for most people who have fully developed jawbones. Bela Family Dentist explains this is usually in the early 20’s. If you are in otherwise good shape, you are probably a good candidate.
People lose teeth for all sorts of reasons and while oral hygiene is the number one reason for missing teeth in adults, accidents and other issues may require implants as well.
Myth Two~Everyone Will Know I Have Dental Implants
Dental implants look just as natural as natural teeth. Your implant dentist in South Carolina will make sure that your new artificial teeth that fit over your posts match the rest of your natural smile. Of course, if you are having a full set, such as All on 4s, you can change the look of your smile completely.
Myth Three~Implants are Painful
Dental implants are much less painful than you think. While you might feel a bit of pressure during the surgery, you won’t be in pain because of the anesthetic. You will also be pleasantly surprised at how comfortable your recovery is as well.
Talk to the team from Bela Dental and read the reviews. You’ll quickly learn that the procedure was much more comfortable than they thought and wished they would have taken the plunge sooner.
Myth Four~I’ve Had Missing Teeth For Years and Don’t Qualify
Because of 21st century technology people who wear dentures, have multiple missing teeth or a tooth that has been missing for some time may be eligible for dental implants.
Called All on 4s your artificial teeth are held in place with four screws instead of a single post per tooth. If you have been told you don’t have enough bone to hold an implant, talk to Bela Family Dentistry about bone grafting for dental implants.
Myth Five~Implants are Out of My Price Range
When you add up how many mouth appliances you will wear out over the years compared to implants, which can last for the rest of your life if you practice good oral hygiene, they really are more affordable.
Dental bridges may give you 7 or 8 years of use while dentures may give you a decade. Add up the cost and you will see that implants are more affordable over the years.
If you would like to learn more about dental implants, call or text and schedule a consultation with Bela Family Dentistry today.