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There are a lot of dental implant misconceptions. Even though it’s one of the most effective dental treatments available, many people are reluctant to get them because of “things they’ve heard”. Considering how much pain implants can relieve and how much good they can do for your overall health, you’d be doing yourself a huge disservice by not getting an implant if you need one.

At Dental Specialty Associates, we know just how effective they can be. Don’t believe the hype, listen to the facts: Here are four most common dental implant misconceptions:

Implants Are Painful

People are often very apprehensive about getting implants because they think it will be a painful experience. The truth is that getting them is relatively painless. You’ll be given anesthesia or nitrous oxide so you won’t feel a thing. There can be some brief soreness and discomfort during the recovery process, but it is really mild. Remember that the point of getting this procedure done is to help alleviate and relieve pain and poor health, not to inflict pain on you.

Implants Cause Headaches

A popular myth about dental implants is that the titanium in the implant can cause migraines or headaches. There is no evidence to back up this idea at all. Headaches can occasionally happen after getting an implant if you suffered any nerve or sinus cavity damage. Headaches can also be caused by misaligned bites.

Implants Aren’t Effective

There are several different tooth replacement options available, but none are as long-standing or as effective as dental implants. Bridges and crowns can break and need to be replaced over time. Dental implants, so long as you properly care for them. Compared to other replacement alternatives, dental implants have a 95% success rate. They’re also the most realistic looking tooth replacement. To the naked eye, it’s nearly impossible to tell the difference between an implant and a natural tooth.

Implants Are Expensive

The truth is that they can be pricey when you first get them. The thing about implants, though, is that they will save you a lot of money in the long run. Dental implants are absolutely worth the time and investment. They don’t just restore missing teeth but they improve the overall health of all your teeth! They keep your teeth from overcrowding and can help correct an overbite, both of which are conditions that can cause long-lasting damage to your teeth, gums, and jaw.

Want to know more common dental implant misconceptions? Give Dental Specialty Associates a call at 602-795-5995.